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JANUARY, 1903. 


By Hon, Wendell P. Stafford. 

Russell Smith Taft, late Chief Judge of the Supreme Court 
of Vermont, was descended from Robert Taft, a hoasewright, who 
came to this country from England and was living in Braintree, 
Mass., as early as 1675. In 1679, Robert had already bought a 
house-lot in Mendon, "near the pond," where he settled with his 
wife and five sons, and where he died, Feb. 8, 1724-5. Robert^ 
and Sarah had a son, Thomas,^ born in 1671, who married Deborah 
Genery ; Thomas and Deborah had a son, Eleazur,^ born in Men- 
don in 1697, who married Rachel Thayer; Eleazur and Rachel had 
a son, Aaron,'' born in Mendon in 1722, who married Bethiah 
Daniels ; and Aaron and Bethiah had a son, Aaron," born in Mendon 
in 1761, who married Temperance Wellman. This Aaron was a 
Revolutionary soldier, and one of the grantees and earl}^ settlers of 
Vershire, Orange county, Vermont; but soon after 1790 removed to 
Bennington county, where he resided in Arlington and Shaftsbury. 
Their son, Elijah,® was the father of our Judge Taft, and was born 
at Arlington, March 12, 1796. He removed from Arlington to 
Shaftsbury in 1803, to Williston in 1818, and to South Burlington 
in 1855, where he died Jan. 5, 1881. He married, at Richmond, 
Vt., Jan. 1, 1822, Orinda Kimball, who was born in Townsend, 
Vt., July 21, 1799, and died at South Burlington, Feb. 12, 1861. 
Elijah was one of four brothers, each of whom stood over six feet 
two inches and weighed over two hundred pounds. Of the ten chil- 
dren of Elijah and Orinda, five sons and four daughters reached 
manhood and womanhood. In physical proportions they resembled 
their father, inheriting from both parents kindly dispositions, in- 
tegrity and strength of character. At his death it was written of 
Elijah Taft : " With no great desire for the accumulation of property, 
his greatest wish was that his children might grow up useful and up- 
right citizens ; and of him, as of one of old, it was truly said, ^ Behold 
an Israelite indeed in whom there is no guile.' " 


12 Russell Smith Taft, [Jan. 

Russell Smith Taft, the seventh of his parents' ten children, was 
born in Williston, Jan. 28, 1835, and died in Burlington, March 
22, 1902, being thus at his death a little more than sixty-seven years 
old. He was elected a member of this Society, 7 Nov., 1894, and 
at the time of his death was its vice-president for Vermont. 

Like other Vermont boys, he attended the district school, and 
afterwards passed four terms in the academy, first at Williston and 
then at Newbury ; studied law for a time in the office of George F. 
Edmunds, and was admitted to the bar Nov. 12, 1856. New Year's 
day, 1857, he formed a partnership with Torrey E. Wales, in whose 
office he had spent the later part of his period of preparation. The 
partnership continued for twenty-one years, and the admirable friend- 
ship which formed the basis of it continued until the death of Judge 
Taft, who was the first to go. Judge Wales has since died at the 
ripe age of eighty -two years. His partner being for thirty-six years 
judge of the court of probate for Chittenden county, Mr. Taft was 
register of that court from 1863 to 1880. He was selectman of the 
town of Burlington from 1861 to 1864; alderman of the city of 
Burlington (which he largely helped to have made a city) from 1865 
to 1869 : State's attorney for his county from 1862 to 1865; senator 
from his county in 1865 and 1866 ; city attorney in 1871 and 1872 ; 
and lieutenant-governor of the State in 1872-74. In 1880, he re- 
presented Burlington in the General Assembly ; and the same year, 
while a member of that body, was elected by it an assistant judge of 
the supreme court. He was reelected biennially thereafter, and was 
chief judge, succeeding Jonathan Ross who was appointed United 
States senator, from Jan. 21, 1899, until his death. 

May 5, 1858, Mr. Taft was married to Maria L. Carlisle, a native 
of Malone, N. Y., who died Sept. 23, 1873, leaving no children. 

June 27, 1878, he was married to Mrs. Jane (Marlett) Wyatt, 
for several years principal of the Grammar school in Burlington. 
Through her father, Gideon Marlett, she is a descendant of a French 
Huguenot, Gedeon Merlet, who came to New York in 1662, and 
settled on Staten Island ; and through her mother, Sally M. Corn- 
well, a descendant of William Cornwell, who came to Roxbury, 
Mass., in 1634-5. Mrs. Taft is still living. 

Judge Taft left only one child, a son, Russell Wales Taft, born 
May 4, 1878, admitted to the bar in Oct., 1899, and now practising 
law in Burlino^ton. 

In his twenty-two years of service on the bench no session was 
ever adjourned by reason of his absence ; and he never missed a case 
in supreme court. He tried ^\q hundred and one causes by jury, 
of which only fifty-six were reversed. Of State causes, he tried by 
jury one hundred and sixty-six, of which only eight were reversed, — 
the smallness of the number of reversals being largely due to the 
fact that he always intended to solve the doubt in favor of the re- 

4 "'.507 

1903.] Russell Smith Taft. 

His law writings have been widely copied ; one, an essay on the 
common law of England, gained him a membership in the Selden 
Society of London. He contributed an invaluable series of historical 
papers on the supreme court of Vermont, to the Green Bag, a law 
magazine published in Boston. In all that he wrote upon these lines 
he was scrupulously exact himself, and was intolerant of the slightest 
inaccuracy in the work of others. Especially in all matters relating 
to his own State, and to the history of his own family, he was in- 
tensely interested. His faculty of remembering names and dates was 
little less than phenomenal. By some secret method of association 
he seemed able to recall the date of birth of every acquaintance or 
distinguished man ; and it was one of his favorite amusements to sur- 
prise those whom he happened to meet, by stating their age in years, 
months, days and hours. If asked how long he had been upon the 
bench, he would give his head the side-cast so characteristic of him, 
as he glanced at the clock, and answer in this exact way. It was 
not a mere foible, but an instance of that love of accuracy which was 
fundamental in his character. Under the system which has existed 
in Vermont fgr many years, the judges of the supreme court hold 
the terms of county court as well. Each judge makes the round 
of the State in three years and a half, and in this way is brought into 
close contact with the people of all sections, and becomes familiar 
with local affairs. It was one of the delights of his life to search 
out the family histories and historic traditions of the places where 
he went. Probably no other man was equally familiar with the 
genealogies of the State. He had an ambition, only half concealed, 
to be able to say that he had been in every town in Vermont, and 
would sometimes take a carriage drive carefully planned to cross the 
corners of as many as possible. Except for two towns, he accom- 
plished his purpose. In early life he was able to bound every town- 
ship in the State, as he once told the writer, and the presumption 
would be that he never forgot it. He had a quaint and delightful 
vein of humor. His voice was heavy, rich and deep ; and yet his 
laugh was as silvery as a child's. A manner always dignified, and 
sometimes almost gruff, was only a mask to the warmest heart and 
the keenest sense of fun. Once in a criminal case he called the 
prosecuting officer to the bench and asked him what he thought 
about his ordering a verdict for the State. The astonished attorney 
replied that he had never known such a thing done. " Well, then," 
said Judge Taft, "you hang around here a little while and you will." 
He did it, too, basing his decision upon the ground that the question 
was res judicata. 

He loved to talk in the quiet hours of relaxation, and during the 
term would summon to his room one lawyer after another, merely 
to chat and find out about the things that interested him, or to re- 
late, himself, anecdote and reminiscence as no one else could do. 
He was indeed a boon companion in the better sense. 

14 Russell Smith Taft, [Jan. 

One who knew Judge Taft more intimately than any one else now 
living, has furnished the writer with material towards this sketch, 
giving so close and trustworthy a view of the man and his traits 
that it seems best to include certain parts of it almost exactly as they 
have been furnished. 

"At the death of Elijah Taft, he (Elijah) was living with his eldest 
son on the road in Williston called the ^ Shunpike ' from the fact that 
in early times it allowed travellers to take a turn from the main road, 
cross Muddy Brook by a bridge farther south, and thus get back to 
the main road beyond the toll gate, which was afterwards removed 
farther west to gather in such delinquents. An inn formerly stood 
near this place, and in our drives Mr. Taft would sometimes get out 
and gather a sprig of tansy, remarking that it was grown in early 
times to flavor the drink that was furnished to travellers. It was all 
that remained to indicate that the place had been the site of a hos- 

"In Mr. Taft's handwriting I find the following note relating to 
his grandfather : * Aaron Taft, born 1761. At the breaking out of 
the Revolution he ran away from his employer and enlisted for three 
years, and threatening to run away again if he was given up, he was 
allowed to remain. He served the time and then enlisted for the 

"I have heard Mr. Taft say that his father was very successful 
in the grafting of fruit trees, and that such was his occupation on 
his journey here from Shaftsbury, and afterwards. He was the 
owner of a horse which he brought with him while a man who came 
in his company owned the conveyance in which they rode. This 
man deciding it was for his interest or pleasure to go farther north, 
towards St. Albans, unceremoniously hitched up and departed. Mr. 
Taft's father followed him on foot, found his horse and rode him 
back, thus dissolving the partnership and leaving the man to get back 
with his wagon as best he might. I have heard him tell other in- 
cidents which would show that his father had a keen sense of humor 
and was witty himself. He was a- great reader of the Bible, and 
fond of quoting it ; and in his later years became deeply interested 
in the writings of Thomas Paine." 

" Mr. Taft enjoyed talking of his ancestors and tracing their fam- 
ilies, and some of his happiest hours were spent in this work. He 
talked much of his father and mother, although the latter had been 
dead so many years, — frequently referring to anniversaries of simple 
events in the family. Many times he spoke of his mother's care of 
him through a dangerous illness during his early residence in Burling- 
ton, saying that the doctor claimed it was his mother's nursing 
rather than the doctor's skill which saved his life. From his talk 
I gathered that she was a model of devotion to her family, though 
he told me he could not remember her kissing him, and that he 
never saw her kiss any of her children. His remarkable memory 

1903.] Russell Smith Taft. 15 

was largely an inheritance from his father. He always remem- 
bered and referred to the anniversaries of their births and deaths, 
and generally to those of his brothers and sisters, and sometimes 
of their children. Sometimes he would say of himself as a lad : 
^ So many years ago today I walked into Burlington. Brother 
William gave me the money to buy a jack knife ; and when I came 
back he said I might keep the change.' He told me of a man who 
once promised him a sixpence if he would help him load or unload 
some hay, which he did, but the sixpence was not forthcoming. The 
next year the same man asked him to help at another load, and told 
him he would then pay him for both ; but never paid him for either. 
He told of another man who promised him a pair of boots if he would 
learn to bound every county in the State in a limited time. He 
faithfully performed the task, but never received the reward. In later 
years he had many similar experiences in a more disastrous degree." 

"He would say, * So many years ago this morning Charley Taft,' 
his brother, ^ went to Massachusetts to live. He was to take the 
stage when it came along early, and we sat up all night to see him 
off. I had,' giving the exact number of them, ^ boils and could not 
lie down.' And again, ^ So many years ago I ran away and went 
fishing. When I came back they ate my fish, but would not let me 
have any ; I was disgusted and never have gone fishing since.' He 
said it was his wish to retire from the bench when he was seventy, 
and he would speak of the ease and interest with which he would 
resume the practice of the law." 

As might be conjectured from the foregoing. Judge Taft's opinions 
had unmistakable earmarks. He was fond of putting things as 
tersely as possible, having a Greek's love for laconic expression. He 
would often rewrite his opinions at great pains, for the mere sake of 
condensation. He knew that, other things being equal, a short 
opinion is much more useful to the profession and to the public. His 
style was singularly lucid. As Macaulay wrote of John Bunyan, 
" nobody ever read a sentence of his twice to find out what it meant." 
Once, when sending to the reporter of decisions an opinion which he 
had been unable to make as short and clear as he wished, he said, 
"I can't seem to get the right twist on this one." He had his own 
twist about everything. He had so often to remark the waste of 
labor and research spent upon authorities outside the State, when the 
very point had been decided by our own court, that he became im- 
patient, perhaps too impatient, over such citations ; yet he was clearly 
right in holding as wasted, all time that is spent in running down 
outside decisions before the decisions of one's own tribunal have 
been absolutely exhausted. He felt as strongly as any judge ever 
did, that the court in its whole history must be treated as one, — 
that no change in its personnel constituted a change in the real 
court as it exists in the conception of the law ; and that what the court 
had said yesterday or a hundred years ago, it should not take back 

16 Russell Smith Taft. [Jan, 

to-day, without the soundest of reasons. And yet, with him, reason 
was always the supreme test ; and he would not hesitate to overrule 
any decision if reason required it. 

During his practice at the bar he had much to do with insurance 
matters, and his familiarity with that branch of the law made him 
the natural expounder of the views of the court upon that subject. 
Most of the opinions in insurance cases that were filed during the 
term of his office will be found to have been written by him. One 
of the strongest as well as one of the most recent of these may be 
found in the seventy-third A^olume of Vermont Reports, page one. 
It may be pointed to as a fine example of his work, and as proof 
that although he often wrote very brief opinions, and always pre- 
ferred to do so, he could also, when occasion required, elaborate his 
views with the utmost fullness of illustration and minuteness of 
reasoning. His mind was exceedingly subtle in its operations when 
the subject required it ; although if one were to select his most 
marked trait of mind it perhaps would be his common sense. He had 
that prime quality of a good judge, an intense love of justice. The 
fundamental question with him always was. What is right? Some- 
times in closing a decision he would remark, "That is the religion of 
the thinof and it ougrht to be the law ! " Judo^ed bv ethical standards, 
he was a profoundly religious man ; and yet he called himself a 
materialist, and there is no doubt that he died fully convinced that 
for him, and for all others, individual existence ceases at death. 

In deference to the opinions of others, he arranged for a funeral 
for himself which should satisfy as far as possible the feeling of his 
friends and the public without doing violence to his own convictions 
of truth. He insisted that there should be no prayer, and requested 
that no hymn should be sung except one which he selected and which 
had no necessary reference to another life, " Beyond the Smiling and 
the Weeping I shall be soon." In place of the second hymn, George 
Eliot's "The Choir Invisible" was read. A Universalist minister, 
liev. J. J. Lewis, a friend of his early years, was chosen by him to 
officiate, and consented, speaking appreciatively of his life and charac- 
ter. The services were held in the court house in the city where he 
lived and died, and were singularly impressive and appropriate. His 
old partner. Judge Wales, spoke of him in a simple reminiscent way, 
and his long-time associate and dearly loved friend, James M. Tyler 
of Brattleboro, read a brief paper which presented the man "in his 
habit as he lived," with the utmost fidelity to truth and delicacy of 
feeling. In the same court room hangs his portrait, a life-size figure, 
erect and animated, — a countenance beaming with intelligence and 
kindly power. In personal appearance he was a man of men, — full 
bearded, with a shock of curly hair, black until late in life, brow 
large and fine, eyes deep blue, changeful in expression, but always 
full of tliought and often full of fun ; massive in proportions, and 
gifted with a great, deep voice of wonderful sympathy and charm. 

1903.] Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, 17 

He died of a disease of the heart which had been upon him with- 
out his appreciation for some years. And yet he must have had a 
presentiment that he was not to be with us long, for not a year be- 
fore his death he had printed for each of his associates upon the bench 
a copy of the Rules of Practice, elegantly bound, and inserted be- 
neath the cover of each, quotations from the Kubiayat of Omar 
Khayyam, translated by Fitzgerald, — a poem of which he was es- 
pecially fond. One such reads : 

^' Open then the door ! 

You know how little time we have to stay 

And once departed may return no more." 

In one of the others a mandatory injunction was issued which will 
never be disobeyed by those to whom it is addressed : 

" And when thyself with shining foot shall pass 
Among the guests s tar-scatter 'd on the grass, 

And in thy joyous errand reach the spot 
Where I made one — turn down an empty glass." 


By Richard Henry Greene, A.M., of New York City. 

1. William^ Greene came early to Plymouth, but no record of his arri- 
val or previous residence has been found ; his name is not in any passenger 
list ; no record of his admission as a freeman appears, and no mention is 
made of him by Farmer or Savage. Even Amos Otis, the genealogist of 
Barnstable, seems to have been ignorant of his existence, for, in his notice 
of themarriage of the son, William Greene (1684-1756), and sketch of that 
family, Otis expresses his belief that the family ancestor was James Greene 
of Charlestown, the freeman of 1647. This may have been because James, 
the son of the latter, came to Barnstable about 1710, where he passed the 
latter years of his life, and died about 1731. Otis also supposes Isaac 
Greene of Barnstable, who removed to Falmouth in the same county, to be 
a connection of the same family. The idea that William Greene of Barn- 
stable was a descendant of James has been generally adopted by others, 
and the writer was led to accept it, with the rest, publishing it in a foot 
note on page 67 of the Todd Genealogy, in 1867. At that time it could 
not be disproved, but subsequent investigation of the lines of each of the 
Greene families of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, brought the conclu- 
sion that there was no connection between William and any of them. In 
1886, a query in the Register, to learn William Greene's parentage, was 
made without success, but in 1898, present conclusions were reached, and a 
suggestion of the line printed in the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, Vol. XXX, page 54. The discovery later of the mar- 


18 Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, [Jan. 

riage and death of the first William Greene, on the records, seemed to establish 
the fact that he was the first of this family here, and founder of the Greene 
family of Plymouth Colony. 

Otis also confuses the name with Groom, a mistake one familiar with old 
manuscripts should not have made, the error undoubtedly arising from the 
similarity between the old style '' e " and an " o." The final " e " was 
dropped in the third generation, but some have since resumed it. 

I believe Otis also errs in supposing there is any connection between the 
families of William of Barnstable and Isaac of Falmouth. 

The name of the emigrant ancestor, William Greene, is identical with 
that of one of the second Virginia company of merchant adventurers, who 
began the Plymouth plantation, though he was out of it in November, 
1626.* Captain John Smith speaks of the great losses sustained in the 
enterprise,! and William Greene may have been among those who had re- 
tired after losing their original investment. What more natural than that 
one, or the children of one, who had been sufficiently interested in the set- 
tlement to invest and lose money, should follow the settlers to the colony, — 
certainly Timothy Hatherly and Thomas Weston did. 

William^ Greene seems to have been broken in health, if not in re- 
sources, and this may explain his want of prominence here. He married, 
after coming to New England, and as early as 1683, Elizabeth,^ daughter 
of Nathaniel'^ and Sarah (Walker) Warren, who was born 15 September, 
1654, and survived her husband, living until 1690 or later. Nathaniel 
Warren was son of Richard^ Warren of the Mayflower. (See Register, 
Vol. 55, pages 76-7.) 

The " Plimouth Towne Booke for births, marriages and burials " has 
this entry on page 9 : " William Green sone of William Gren and Eliza- 
beth his wife was born the 24^^ of Aprill 1684." The earliest mention 
which I have found of a William Greene is in 1673. 

William^ Greene died soon after the birth of his son and only child, on 
October 7, 1685. 

2. William*-^ Greene, Jr., bom^ti -TlymoTitliJ April 24, 1684, was left an 
orphan in his childhood. He seems to have been dependent on his maternal 
grandmother, who survived until November, 1700. He lived in Barnsta- 
ble, and was married first, probably by Rev. Ephraim Little, in 1709 (two 
dates being given, March 25 and April 9), to Desire, born March 15, 1688 
or 1689, daughter of John Bacon, Esq. Her mother was Mary, daughter 
of Captain John and Desire (Gorham) Hawes,$ of Yarmouth. 

Desire, wife of William GreeneJ^ died December 29, 1730, aged 41 ; and 
he married second, September 1, 1731, Mary Fuller, granddaughter of 
Samuel Fuller of the Mayflower. She died October 23, 1756, and he died 
January 28, 1756, "aged over seventy." 

The children of William and Desire were : 

3. i. Mary, 3 b. March 8, 1710; bapt. Sept. 5, 1725. 

4. ii. Warren, b. June 9, 1712. 
iii. 1)e8ire, b. Oct. 24, 1718. 

6. iv. William, b. July 17, 1721. 

V. Sarah, b. Dec. 27, 1723. 

6. vi. John, b. April 12, 172G. . 

7. vii. James, b. Sept. 17, 1728. 

• See Arber's " The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers," page 372. 

t Ibid J page 320-1. 

X See liEGisTEii, Vol. 52, page 358. 

1903.] Greene Family of Plymouth Colony, 19 

3. Mary^ Green {William,'^ William}) was born March 8, 1710, 

which birth date does not appear in Otis. There has been much 
controversy as to whether she was the Mary Green who married, 
December 11, 1760, Thomas Smith of East Haddam. This last 
Mary Green came from Middle Haddam to the Church at Milling- 
ton, East Haddam, and died January 2, 1810, aged 75 yrs., 7 mos., 
2 dys., and, if correct, she was born in 1734, and could not have 
been this Mary. Her husband died September 17, 1821, aged 83, 
which would make him her junior. They had children, one of 
whom, Benjamin, was born November 16, 1761, and was wounded 
at Brandy wine, 1777, as a soldier in the Revolution. Their last 
children were twins, born in 1772. The late Dr. D. Williams 
Patterson at one time thought she was a child of William^ Green 
and his second wife, Mary Fuller ; but the compiler is unable to 
decide where her true place is, although she was evidently of this 

4. Warren^ Green {William,'^ William}), born June 9, 1712, married 

March 14, 1734, Nancy Paine of Eastham, He removed to 
Middle Haddam, Conn., and later to Middletown. The Middletown 
records gjve his wife's name as Mary, and the family claim that his 
marriage was to Mary Paine, and not Nancy. It would seem that 
he was living in the immediate neighborhood of the church at 
Middle Haddam, from the fact that two of his children were bap- 
tized on the very day of their birth. The birth record does not ap- 
pear in the case of Elizabeth, Benjamin and Hannah, but the church 
records have the baptisms. The tradition that he and his wife 
were buried at Say brook has not been confirmed. In May, 1761, 
Warren Green was appointed Ensign of the 14th Company, Sixth 
Regiment, Connecticut Militia. It is not known if he accepted or 
served. Mary^ Green, before mentioned, may belong among his 
children, but there is no record of such daughter. 

His children, as recorded, were : 

i. Desire,'* b. in Eastham, Mass., Jan. 14, 1735; m. Philip Goflf. 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. in Middle Haddam, Conn., July 5, 1742, 

iii. Bathsheba, b. and bapt. in Middletown, Oct. 23, 1743; m. Stephen 

Hosmer Caswell, Oct. 3, 1763. 
iv. Sarah, b. and bapt. in Middletown, Sept. 22, 1745; m. David 

Dimock, Oct. 5, 1767. 
V. Warren, b. Aug. 3, bapt. Sept. 6, 1747, in Middletown; m. Lucy 

vi. Benjamin, bapt. July 2, 1749. 
vii. Hannah, bapt. Oct. 6, 1751. 

5. William^ Green ( William,'^ William^), born July 17, 1721, removed 

to Chatham, Middle Haddam Society, July 25, 1742, that being 
the date of his dismission from the church at Barnstable to the 
church at Middletown ; hence it is concluded he was not the man 
who married Mary Conant at Barnstable in October, 1745. He 
married first, at Middletown, June 28, 1750, Marcy Knowles, who 
died June 29, 1768, aged 38 ; and he married second, January 25, 
1770, Elizabeth Young of Middle Haddam. He died of consump- 
tion, August 15, 1775, aged 53. His widow died of small-pox, 
February 24, 1778. 

20 Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. [Jan. 

His children by first wife, as recorded in Middletown, were : 

1. Marcy Green,* b. July 12, 1751 ; d. Aug. 12, 1752. 
ii. Eunice Green, b. Jan. 7, 1753. 

Children by second wife, recorded in Middletown : 

ill. William Green, Jr., b. March 8, 1771. 
iv. Enoch Green, b. May 18, 1772. 

6. JoHN^ Green ( William,'^ Willtmn^) was born April 12, 1726. The 

compiler has sometimes thought he came to Middletown, as did his 
two older brothers, but is not prepared to say the John, Jr., on the 
Middletown records, who married Rachel Higgins, November 23, 
1758, and had sons Joel and John, was this man. William^ and 
Enoch,^ two sons of William^ Green, were brought up by their uncle, 
Captain James Green, at East Haddam ; and there was also con- 
stant intercourse between the families of Warren^ and James, ^ but 
nothing can be learned of any between the latter and John or any 
of his family. 

7. James^ Green (William,'^ William'^), born September 17, 1728, lost 

his mother when he was two years of age. His father married 
again, before James was three years old. When he was fourteen, 
his older brothers removed to Connecticut. There is no way of 
determining exactly when he followed them, but he bought land in 
East Haddam, Conn., in 1758, and had married there four years 
earlier. Otis, in his Barnstable Families, says he " was a black- 
smith, and a Captain in the French War." That he was in that 
war is admitted, but in what regiment or capacity does not appear. 
The legislature of the province commissioned him lieutenant of the 
troop in Spencer's regiment. This indicates that he was recognized 
as a man of military experience. He married, February 13, 1754, 
Ruth Marshall, who was born at Freetown, Mass., April 1, 1737, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Winslow) Marshall. 

John Marshall was son of Thomas, the son of Capt. Samuel, 
who was killed in King Philip's War, Dec. 19, 1675 ; and Elizabeth 
Winslow was daughter of Lieut. Job, son of Kenelm of Marshfield. 

James^ Green had a forge and blacksmith shop at Moodus Land- 
ing, East Haddam, and was also licensed to keep the public house 
called the '' Smiths Arms," which stood at the top of the terrace 
facing the Connecticut River. 

The writer contributed sketche's, many years ago, in which was 
set forth his many purchases of real estate, and the civil offices held 
by him ; but as these have been published as Chapters H. and 
XVI. in " Old Chimney Stacks of East Haddam," they will not be 
repeated here. 

He was commissioned, March, 1774, by the Provincial Assembly, 
Captain of the First Troop of the Twelfth (Conn.) Regiment ; and 
held his rank through the Revolutionary War, serving in the Second 
(Conn.) Regiment, Light Horse, at the battle of White Plains ; and 
with Maj. Elijah Hyde's same Regiment at the capture of Gen. 
Burgoyne and the battles around Saratoga. 

The story is told that on Oct. 28, 1776, while Gen. Washington 
and some of his officers were reconnoitering a height with a view to 
fortifying it, near White Plains, the Light Horse from the outposts 
reported the advance of the enemy, and Capt. Green, failing to 

1903.] Baptisms in Fii^st Church of Needham, 21 

find Gen. Washington at headquarters, sought him out and person- 
ally communicated the important news. 

It is also of interest that Nathan Hale, while teaching school at 
East Haddam, in the winter of 1773-4, lived in his family. 

He was selectman, and often moderator of town meetings, for 
many years ; was chairman of the board to make the town's quota 
for troops ; and held other offices. When the government was es- 
tablished, he Y\^as chosen first postmaster. He died March 11, 
1809; and his widow died November 27, 1816. They were both 
buried in the Riverside Cemetery. 

Their children, born in East Haddam, and baptized at the First 
Orthodox Church, were: 

i. Hannah,^ b. March 14, 1755; d. July 2, 1833. 

ii. KUTH, b. May 12, 175fi; d. Jan. 21, 1791. 

iii. James, b. April 8, 1758; lost at sea, about Dec, 1784. 

iv. William, b. Aug. 26, 1760; d. in the Revolutionary War. 

V. Benjamin, b. Anc:. 31, 1762; d. July 31, 1828. 

vi. Richard, b. March 10, 1765; d. Feb. 8, 1848. 

vii. Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1768; d. Nov. 11, 1855. 

viii. Timothy, b. Aug. 31, 1771; d. March 19, 1775. 

ix. Oliver, b. Aug. 16, 1773; d. Jan. 2, 1848. 

X. TiMOTHX, b. July 3, 1776; d. June 15, 1853. 

xi. Wilson, b. July 10, 1780; d. at sea, in 1801. 

Of the above children, Hannah, Benjamin, Richard, Ann, Oliver 
and Timothy left descendants. 

William Greene, the emigrant ancestor, has descendants, of the 
sixth to ninth generations, living in various States, but few of them 
have remained in Connecticut, and none in Plymouth Colony. 



Communicated by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 

The Rev. Jonathan Townsend, A.M., minister of this church, March 23, 
1719/20, until his death, September 30, 1762, was accustomed in his record 
of baptisms to underline every proper name, including those of towns, but 
by request these names will be set in roman rather than in italics. In the 
records of births and deaths, previously printed in the Register (Vol. 56, 
pages 141 and 265), a lack of uniformity on the part of Mr. Townsend made 
it desirable to indicate underlined words by italics. 

July 3. 1720. # # * Deacon Timothy Kingfhury's Daughter Ruth was 

Sept: 18. 1720. John Goodenow confented to the Covenant, and gave 

up a child (named Elijah) to God in Baptifm. 

22 Baptisms in First Church of Needham, [Jan. 

OctoV. 2. 1720. Baptizata erat Rachel filia Calebis Smith ; Puer ejus 

baptus erat antea in Dedham, et ( et opinor) Caleb 
Smith ipse vel conjux confentivit foederi gratiae ibi. 

Oct : 23. 1720. The Widow Hamiah Parker gave up her Daughter 

(named Abiah) to God in Baptifm. 

Nov: 27. 1720. #*#^ j^j^j Nathanael Tolman's Daughter Experience 

was given up to God Baptifm ; 

Dec : 4. 1720. Zechariah Mills gave up a Son [his firft born] (named 

James) to God in Baptifm. 

March : 12. 1721. ^ ^ ^ and William Mills gave up 2 Children to God in 

Baptifm. The first is named John, a child of about 
5 and y^ fecond named William, a child about 2 or 
3 years old. 

May 28. 1721. * * # Stephen Hunting gave up a child (named Dan- 

iel) to God in Baptifm ; likewife Eleazar Ellis Jun. 
gave up 2 Children to God in Baptifm, the one 
named Mary, and the other named Mehetabel. 

In the record of baptisms from June 18, 1721, to May 17, 1724, inclu- 
sive, the words " I baptized " follow immediately after the date, and will be 
omitted unless there is some variation. 

June 18. 1721. a Child of John Fifher's, whofe name was Ebenezer. 

July. 2. a Child of Jofiah Kingfbury's, whose name was Eli- 

July. 16. * * ^ I baptized a child of Deacon Woodcock's named 

Hannah, and five children of M'". Thomas Fuller 

named John, Richard, Thomas, Mary, & Judith, & 

a child of Ezekiel Richardfon named Theophilus. 
July. 30. I baptiz'd fix children of Andrew Watkins, named 

Stephen, Jofeph, Benjamin, Zachariah, Deborah, 

and Mary. 
Aug: 13. a child of John Goodenow's named Sybill. 

Sept: 24. a child of John Paine's named Mary, and a child of 

Jonathan Huntings named Ruth. 
Oct : 15. a Child of Samuel Wilfon's named Joanna. 

Oct : 22. five Children of James Kingfbury, named James, 

John, Samuel, Alice and Mary. 
Oct : 29. a Daughter of Jofiah Ne well's named Mary, & a child 

of my own named Jonathan. 
April. 22. [1722.] four children of Chriftopher Smith, named Rebecca, 

Abigail, Margarett and Eunice. 
Aug. [?] 20. a child of Chriftopher Smith named Chriftopher, a 

child of Eleazar Ellis Jun^'. named Sarah, & a child 

of Noah Parker named Jofiah. 
June. 3. two Children of William Mills [twins] the one named 

Benjamin, and the other named Nathanael. 
a child of James Kingfbury's, named Jonathan. 
Aug : 5. a child of Ezekiel Richardfon named P^zekiel. 

Aug: 2G. a child of Nathanael Mors, named Eunice. 

Sept : 2. William Chub [an Adult Perfon], 

Nov : 4. five Children of William Chub, named William, 

John, Samuel, Sarah, and Mary. 
Nov: 11. a Child of Zechariah Mills, named Daniel. N^. 56. 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of Needhara. 23 

Dec : 23. a child of Caleb Smith, named Jemima. 

Jan. 6, 1723. Daniel Prat *=^^, & Deborah Prat (his Wife) was 

admitted to the ordinance of Baptifm 

Mar : 10. a Child of John Fifher, named Nathanael. 

Mar : 24. a Child of Daniel Prat, named Deborah. 

April: 14. a Child of Jofiah Kingfbury, named Elijah. N^ 61. 

May. 5. a Child of Stephen Hunting, named Israel. 

June. 9. a Child of Daniel Prat, named Elizabeth. 

Aug: 11. a child of Ebenezer Batle (of Dedham) named Han- 


Aug : 18 a Child of John & Sarah Barnard, named Sarah. 

Oct : 13. three children of Henry Dewing, named Mof es, Aaron, 

& Mehetabel. 

Oct : 20. I Baptized a child of John Paine named Ephraim, 

& a child of Nathanael Chickering named Lydia. 

Oct : 27. * * # and I baptized three Children of John Parker, 

named Jacob, Jofiah and Mehetabel. N^. 72. 

Dec : 15. Nathanael Ware ** *, and I baptized a child of his 

named Jane, & a child of Nathanael Tolman named 

Jan : 12. 1724. a child of my owned named Mary. 

Mar : 8 'a child of Enfign T. Fuller named Efther. 

[Aprjil. 5 Zipporah Smith * * =^, & I baptiz'd her child whofe 

name was Samuel. 

[Apr]il : 12. I preach'd at Dedham & then baptized there fix Chil- 

dren whofe names were Ephraim, Israel, Nathan- 
ael, Ichabod, John, & Mehetabel, belonging to 

James Richards, Fairbanks, Nath : Smith, 

Lufher Gay, Stephen Gay, & Lieut : Metcalf. 
19. a child of Samuel Wilfon named Seth, and a child of 
Zecharah Mills named John. 

[Ma]y. 3. a Child of David Wight named John. 

[Ma]y. 17* a Child of James Smith (Scotus) named William, and 

a child of Edmund Dewing named Jofiah. 

The following entry illustrates the form in which Mr. Townsend usually 
recorded the baptisms from June 14, 1724, until his death in 1762, and the 
word *' baptized " will be hereinafter omitted, unless there is a departure 
from his custom. 

[Ju]ne. 14. Eleazar the Son of Eleazar Kingfhury^ & Henry the 

vSon of Henry Dewing baptized. 
[Sep]t : 13. William the Son of James Kingfbury 86'^ 

in Needham. 
Oct: 18. Elifha, the Son of Benoni Woodward, Baptized. 

Nov : 15. Timothy, the Son of Eleazar Ellis, Baptized. 

Nov : 29. Nathanael the Son of Caleb Smith 

Dec : 27. Ruth the Daughter of Samuel Smith 

[Ja]n : 27. 1725. I preacli'd at Newtown, and then & there baptized 

Betliiah Daughter of Sam [torn off]. 
[Fe]b : 14. Abigail, Daughter of Stephen Hunting, 

[date gone] Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Hunting, & Abigail 

Daughter of [the lower portion of this page is worn 


24 Baptisms in First Church of N'eedham, [Jan. 

July. July. 18. 1725. Ralph & Jonathan, Sons of Ralph & Martha Day, 


Aug : 8. Abigail, Daughter of Jofeph Mills, 

Aug : 15. - - - Either, Daughter of my Self, Baptized. 

Sept: 19.---- John, Son of John & Sarah Barnard; & Lydia, 

Daughter of Jofhua and Elizabeth Wheat (of 
Weston) Baptized. 

Sept : 26. - - Charity, Daughter of Daniel & Deborah Prat, Bap- 


N^. 101. Oct : 3. - - - - John, Son of John Goodenow, 

October. 17 Oliver, Zebadiah, Noah, Lemuel, Henry, Ebenezer, 

Sons, & Hannah, Sarah, Sybill, Daughters of 
Henry & Hannah Prat, Baptized. 

Octob*". 24. - - Ebenezer, Son of Henry & Mehetabel Dewing, Bap- 


Octob'^. 31. . . . Elijah Cook =^*=^j & his two children Enoch and 

Sarah were baptized. 

Nov : 14 Jeremiah, Son of John Parker, 

N«. 115. March...20 [1726] Mary Daughter of Brother Nathanael Tolman 

April. 10. Samuel, Son of Brotiier Samuel Wilfon, 

April. 24. Ruth, daughter of Edm'^ : & Ruth Dewing, 

May. 15. Ebenezer Son of Nathanael Ware,& Zipporah Daugh- 

ter of Samuel & Zipporah Smith, 

July. 17.... Ef ther, Daughter of Caleb Smith, 

121. N^. July. 31 Jeremiah, Son of Henry & Hannah Prat. 

Aug : 7 Elizabeth, Daughter of Brother Zechariah Mills, & 

Thankful, Daughter of Nathanael Mors, 

Aug : 28 Jonathan Robinfon =^ * *, & was baptized. 

Sept : 4 Ruth, Daughter of John Parker, Baptized. 

Sept : 11 Lydia, Daughter of Benoni Woodward, 

Oct : 9. Millifon, Daughter of James & Alice Kingfbury, bap- 

tized. Millicent. 

Jan : 1. 1727. . Daniel, Son of Daniel & Deborah Prat, 

Jan : 22 Peter, Son of Ezek : & Lydia Richardfon, Baptized. 

Feb: 12 Jemima, Daughter of Jofiah Kingfbury, 

March. 19 Hannah, Daughter of Eleazar & Sister Mary Ellis, 


June. 4. . . . Efther, Daughter of Henry & Sister Mehetabel 

Dewing, Baptized. 

July. 9. . . . Jeremiah Fifher * * *, and I Baptiz'd his two Chil- 

dren whole names were Jeremiah and Prudence. 

[date gone] Nathan ael Bullard * ^ * : And his three children I 

baptiz'd whofe names were Nathanael, Ephraim, 
& Dorothy. No. 138. 

Nov: 19. 1727. Ephraim, Son of Brother Samuel Wilfon, William 

Son of John Parker, and Elizabeth, Daughter of 
Brother Jeremiah Woodcock, 

Dec: 10.... John, Thaddeus, Mehetabel, & Jane, children of 

Hezekiah Broad ; And Rebecca, Daughter of 
Samuel &- Margaret Frost, 

Dec: 17 =* * * ^ and Mary Saunders [adult] 1^6. 

Dec. 24. . . M^ Dexter preach'd here at Needham, and baptiz'd 

three Children of Brother Jonathan Battle Jun"*. 
whofe names were, Jonathan, Thomas, & Sarah, 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham, 


Dec: 31, 

Jan: 7, 1728. 

Jan : 14. 


Febr : 4, 
Feb : 18. 

Febr : 25. 
March. 10. 

Mar : 24. 

March. 31. 
April. 14. i 

April. 21. . . 

May. 19. . . 

^ .Af. J^ 
•W "TT "TV* 

Josiah Broad (Son of Brother Hez : Broad) laid hold 
on y^. Covenant of the Lord & was baptized ; alfo, 
Thomas Son of Brother Nath : Tolman, bapliz 3d. 

Mary Chickering ^ ^ * and was baptized ; alfo, Mary, 
Eleanor, & Peter children of Brother John Saun- 
ders, baptized. 156. 

Jane, Daughter of mylelf, 

# # #^ N,B. Thomas Dunton, =^ * "^ , & was baptized, 

y^. fame day ; & Ebenezer, Son of Brother Jona- 
than Battle, Jun^', baptized. 
^ * "* A. M. Robert Paul renewed his Baptismal Cove- 
nant, & Margaret, his Daughter, Baptiz'd, Matthias 
Ockinton ^ * *, & was baptized. 

John Smith, Mary Smith, William Smith, 
Nehemiah Smith, & Ezra Smith (children of John 
Smith) laid hold on God's Covenant, & were bap- 

# * # ^ Uriah Coller, & Ebenezer Knap * ^ ^ ^ & were 


# * * . Xndi Jemima ; daughter of Timothy and Sister 
Jemima Kingsbury, and Martha Daughter of 
Jonathan Robinfon, 

John Bacon, Michael Bacon (of Dedham) & Sufanna 
Coller * * ^ & were baptized ; Thomas Son of 
Brother Hez : Broad ; John, Oliver, Richard, Re- 
becca & Elizabeth, children of John Bacon; Michael, 
Ephraim, & Sarah children of Michael Bacon ; & 
Elizabeth, daughter of Edmond & Sister Ruth 

Silas, Son of Henry & Hannah Prat, JSf^. 184- in 

This Day I preach'd at Natick ; Jofeph Ephraim 
Sen'', Jofeph Ephraim Jun^, Ifaac Commachoo, 
Sarah Commachoo, Deborah Abraham, Leah 
Thomas, and Judith Ephraim * * * took hold on 
God's Covenant, and were baptized. 
Alfo, Ebenezer, John, Simon, Sons, Sarah, & 
Deborah, daughters of Jofeph Ephraim Sen"", bap- 
tized, Daniel Son of Leah Thomas, and John Son 
of Judith Ephraim. Eodem Die, The following 
English children were baptized, viz : Efther, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Frost ; Samuel Son of Samuel 
Frost ; Joseph, Son of Samuel Morfe ; Beulah, 
daughter of John Goodenow ; Ezekiel, Son of 
John Sawin ; and Mof es, Son, and Mary, daugh- 
ter of Mofes Smith 

^'** . Eodem Die, Joseph Coller, [illegible] man 
Joyce, John Dunton, & Deliverance Roberts ^ * =*, 
& were baptized. 

Margaret Cook (Relict of W". Cook deceafed) * =* * , 
and was baptized ; and her four Children with her, 
Jonah, Nathan, William, & Abiel. Alfo, Sarah, 
daughter of Jofhua Wheat of Weston, was bap- 


Baptisms in First Church of Needham* 


May. 26. . . . 

June. 16. . . . 
June. 23. 
Aug : 25. . . . 
Sept : 1. . . . 

[date gone.] 
Sept: 22. 1728. 
Sept: 29. . . . 

Octob: 13. , . . 
Jan: 12 [1729.] 

Jan : 19. 

Jan : 26. 

Feb : 23 

May. 9. . . . 

May. 18. 

May. 25. . , 
June. 29. 
Aug : 3. . . . 
Aug: 10. . . . 
Aug : 31. . . . 

Octob : 26. . . 
• 9 

Jan: 4"\ 1730. 
Jan: 11. 1730. 
Feb : 8. 1730. 
Mar: 1^^ 

Mar: 15. . . . 
April. 12. . 

April. 26. . . . 
May. 3 

tized. N^. 194. [Mr. Townsend omitted the In- 
dians in his count and also some white persons or 
their children, if not residents of Needham. The 
whole number to this date is apparently 221, and 
there may have been others now entirely ob- 

# * ^ Eodem Die. Robert, Son, & Mary, Sarah, & 

Hannah, daughters of Robert Fuller ; Ebenezer, 
Son of Jonathan Huntting ; and Israel, Son of 

Brother John Saunders, 200. 

John, Son of John & Sister Ruth Rice, 

Ifrael Gill *^ ^ * ^ & was baptized ; 

Ebenezer, Son of W'^\ & Sister Sarah Chub, 

# * # ^ And Jeremiah, Solomon, Sons, Mary, Dorothy, 

and Rebecca, Daughters, of Andrew Dewing, 

Hannah ? Daughter of Brother Samuel Parker, 

Jerufha, Daughter of Mofes & Mary Smith, 

Pelatiah Son of Samuel & Sister Zipporah Smith, & 
Anna, Daughter of Brother Daniel Prat, Baptized. 

Mofes, Son of Brother Benoni Woodward, 213. . 

I preach'd at Natick, & baptiz'd Nehemiah, Son of 
Michael Bacon. 

Jonathan, Ralph, Timothy, & David, Sons, & Mar- 
tha, Daughter of Jonathan Smith, 

Abijah, Son of Brother Zechariah Mills, and Katha- 
rine, Daughter of Brother John Parker, 

Miriam, Daughter of Brother Caleb Smith, 

Mary, Daughter of John Goodenow, baptized, (priva 
tim, quia cegrota erat.) 

Samuel, Son of myfelf, & my Wife Mary ; & Re- 
bekah. Daughter of Jeremiah Fisher, & Prudence 
his Wife, our Sister, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Enfign T. Fuller, 225. 

Mofes, Son of Henry & Hannah Prat, 

Ebenezer, Son of Confider Jones, 

Hannah, Daughter of Joshua Shepard, 

Jeremiah, Son of John Bacon, & Mary, Daughter of 
Brother James Smith, Baptized. 

Efther, Daughter of Robert Paul, 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Henry Dewing, & his wife, 
our Sister, 

Edmund, Son of Edmund, & Sister Ruth Dewing, 

Samuel, Son of Brother Samuel Parker, 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Brother Benoni Woodward, 

Ephraim Ware Jun^ : and Robert Ware ^ =* * , & were 

Eleazar, Son of Eleazar, and Sister Mary Ellice, 

# # * Benjamin Ellice *** ^ and his Child Eleanor 

baptiz'd ; And Aaron, Sou of Jonathan Smith 


Abigail, Daughter of Robert Fuller, & his Wife 

Sarah (our Sister) 
Sarah, Daughter of Brother David Wight, 



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1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham, 27 

Joseph Mills Jun*". ^** and Solomon, his Son, was 

Either, Daughter of Jonathan Huntting, 
Ichabod, Son of B^'. Caleb Smith, 
Samuel, & Ephraim, Sons, & Hannah, Daughter of 

Ephraim Ware J[un'^.] 
Miriam Verry (once Woodcock) ^ ^ =* and Anna or 

Hannah, her daughter, was Baptized. 
Beriah, Daughter of B^ Sam". Wilfon (Deceaf'd,) 

& Sister Elizabeth Wilfon, 
Samuel, & Jofeph, Sons, & Lydia, Daughter, of John 
Mackentier, and his Wife (a Member, in full Com- 
Jofiah, Son of Samuel, & Sister Zipporah Smith, & 

Abigail, Daughter of Uriah Coller, 
Nathanael, Son, & Esther, Daughter of Nathanael 

Ware, baptiz'd. 
Mary, Daughter of Robert Ware, 
Bamabas, Son of Samuel Whittemore, & Mary his 
wife (our Sister), & Jemima, Daughter of John 
Alden, N«. 26 ? 

Hannah, Daughter of Jeremiah Fisher, and Prudence 
his wife (our Sister) ; Abiel, Daughter of Mofes 
Kingsbury (deceaf'd) and his Relict Elizabeth 
Kingsbury (our Sister) ; and Sarah, Daughter of 
Timothy Kingsbury, & Jemima his wife (our 
Sister) ; 
Mar : 7. 1731. * * *, & Nathan, Son of B^ Zechariah Mills, 

April. 18. * =* # ^ & Thankful M^intier =^ * * , & was baptized. 

May. 9. 1731. Sarah, Daughter of my felf, & my Wife Mary, 

June. 27. . Benjamin, Son of Benjamin Ellice, 

Sept: 26*-^ 1731. Lydia, Daughter of Ezekiel, & Lydia Richardfon 

(our Sister) 
Oct : 10. 1731. ^ * ^ . And Aaron Son [line gone] 

Oct: 17. 1731. Jeremiah, Son of B^. Jeremiah Woodcock, & Na- 

thanael, Son of Brother Samuel Parker, 
Feb: 13. 1732. Jonas, Son of Brother Zechariah Mills, 

Feb : 27^ . . . John, Son of Nathanael Ayres, & Anne his wife (our 

Mar : 26. 1732. Joshua, Son of Edmund, & Sister Ruth Dewing ; & 

Daniel & Thomas Sons, & Mehetabel & Esther, 

Daughters of Thomas Fuller, & Mehetabel his 

Wife our Sister, 

April. 2. 1732. Hezekiah, Son of Samuel, and Sister Zipporah Smith, 

April. 9. 1732. Either, Daughter of Brother Benoni Woodward, 

baptized. N«. 282. N B. 
April. 16. 1732. Samuel, Son of Sister Miriam Yerry, and John, Son 

of Mary Smith (wife of Mofes Smith) 
April. 23. 1732. Jonathan, Son of Peter Edes, & Sister Martha Edes, 

May. 28. 1732. Martha, Daughter of Brother Ralph & Martha Day, 

June. 18. 1732. *** Daniel, Son of B^ John Saunders, 

July: 9. 1732. Hannah, Daughter of Caleb Smith, & Mary, Daugh- 

ter of Samuel Bacon jun : 



Baptisms in First Church of I^eedham, 



29. . . . 
Nov: 19.17*3*2. 
Dec: 3. 1732. 
Feb : 4. 1732, 3. 

March, 18. 1732. 3. 
March, 25. - - 

April. 15. 1733. 

.April. 29. 1733. 

July. 15. 1733. . . 

July. 22. 1733. 

Sept: 2.1733. 

Octob: 7. 1733. 
Oct: 14. 1733. 
: 28. 1733. 

Feb: 3.1733,4 

Mar: 10. 1734. 

Mar : 17, 1734. 
April. 21. 1734. 
May. 19. 1734. 
June. 9. 1734. 

Aug: 18 

Oct: 27. . . . 
Nov. 3. 1734. 

Nov : 17 

Dec: 1. 1734. 
Dec : 8 

Feb : 2. 1734, 5. 

Feb: 16. 1734, 5. 

March. 2 

Mar : 9 

Mar : 23. 

Mar : 30 

April. 13. 1735. 
May. 4. 1735. 

Mary and Martha, Daughters, (twins,) of Brother 

Daniel Prat, 
Uriah, Son of Uriah Coller, 
John, Son of Samuel Whittemore, 
Gregory, Son of my felf, & my Wife Mary, 
Josiah, Son of Jeremiah Fisher, & his wife Prudence, 

(our Sister) baptiz'd. 
Robert, Son of Benjamin Ellice, 
Andrew, Son of Edmund, & Sister Ruth Dewing, 

baptiz'd, by y®. Rev : M^ Dexter. 
Joseph, Son of Ezra Smith (of Dedham), & his 

wife, our Sister, baptiz'd. 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Samuel Smith, & his Wife 

Zipporah (our Sister) baptiz'd. 
James, Son of B^ James Smith, & Alice, Daughter 

of John Alden, baptiz'd. 
Ephraim, Son of Henry Dewing, (& his wife, our 

Sister), and Rachel, Daughter of Eleazar Ellis, 

(& his Wife, our Sister) baptiz'd. 
Robert, Son of Robert Ware, & Dorothy his wife, 

(our Sister) baptiz'd. 
Ebenezer, Son of Brother Jofhua Ellice, 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Jonathan Huntting, 
Joseph, Son of Joseph Coller, baptized 

N^ 307. 

[one line gone, apparently record of a baptism.] 
Nathan, Son of Nathanael Ayres, and Anne his wife 

(our Sister) 
Timothy, Son of Timothy, and Sister Jemima Kings- 
Mercy, Daughter of Brother Henry Prat, 
Samuel, Son of Benjamin Ellis, 
Sarah, Daughter of B^. Francis Very, 
Esther, Daughter of Nathanael Ware, 
Esther, Daughter of B^. Zechariah Mills, 
Beulah, Daughter of B^ Benoni Woodward, 
Abigail, Daughter of Jonathan Smith, 
Ebenezer, Son of Amos Fuller, 
Henry, Son of John Alden, 
Mary, Daughter of Samuel Whittemore, and Mary 

his Wife (our Sister) 
Jeremiah Hawes ^ * =^ and was baptized, Mary, 

Daughter of Caleb Smith, 
Mary, Daughter of Jeremiah Hawes, Baptized. 
Elizabeth, Daughter of B^ Jofhua Ellis, 
Jonas, Son of Jofiah Kingsbury, 
^ # # Ebenezer Lyon jun"^ ^ # * # a^^ Jiig gon, Ebene- 
zer, was baptized. 
M^. Dexter of Dedham baptized a Child of Isaac 

Shepard named Sarah: N*^. 327. 
Sarah, Daughter of Samuel Smith, and Zipporah his 

wife (our Sister) 
Elizabeth, Daughter of Brother Jofiah Newel jun : 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of N'eedham. 29 

June. 8. 1735. Mary, Daughter of Edmund Dewing & his Wife 

(our Sister) Baptized. N«. 330. 
June. 22. 1735. Aaron, Son of Nathanael Ayres, 

Aug : 3. 1735, Elisha, Son of B^ Zechariah Mills, 

Aug: 31. 1735. Eleazar, Son of Eleazar Elliee, and his Wife 

[line gone.] 
Sept: 7. 1735. Robert, Son of Brother James Smith, 

b : 12. 1735. * * # , & Jofeph (Son of Jeremiah Fisher, & his Wife 

Prudence our Sister,) baptized, 
t : 19. . . 1735. Samuel, Son of Samuel Bacon, and Robert, Son of 

Robert Prentice, 
[torn] 23. 35, Thomas, Son of Joseph Coller, and Jerufha, Daugh- 

ter of Uriah Coller, 

v: 30 William, Son of Thomas Kinch, 

: 25. 1736. Nathan, Son of B^. Samuel Parker, 

5. 1736. ###. & Esther, Daughter of B"^. Jeremiah Wood- 

cock jun : baptized. 
7 1736. Jemima, Daughter of B^. Francis Very, 

[date gone] Hezekiah Coller ^ * ^ , & was baptized. N^. 344. . . . 

April. 4. . . # # * eodem die ; Edward Smith, Ithamar Smith, 

Sarah Hawes (Wife of Jonathan Hawes ) & Eliza- 
beth Smith, **^, and were baptized; Margaret, 
Daughter of Brother Nathanael Woodcock, was 
April. 18. . . . ^^* ^^ Rebecca Spencer =^*^, and was baptized. 

April. 25. . . . Michael, Son of B"". Michael Woodcock, was baptized. 

May. 2*^. 1736. Sarah, Daughter of B^'. Benoni Woodward was bap- 

tiz'd (erased) mane, et privatim quia cEgrotavit. 
June. 6. 1786. Betty, Daughter of B^. Jofhua Elliee, 

July. 25. 1736. Jofeph, Son of Jofeph Daniel, and of his wife Ex- 

perience, (our Sister), 

Aug: 1. 1736. . . ###^ and Hannah Coller (wife of Jofeph Coller) 

=^ * * , & baptized, ^^* 
Aug : 8. 1736. . . Mofes, Son of Timothy, & Sister Jemima Kingsbury, 

Oct : 2. 1736. . . Mehetabel, Daughter of Benjamin Elliee, baptiz'd ; 

privatim quia valde cegrota est. it died within 5 or 

6 hours after. 
Oct : 17*^. 1736. * * * Caleb Wheaton ^ * =^ , and was baptized. 

Oct: 24. 1736. John, Son of John Cheney, & Ebenezer, Son of 

Brother Ebenezer Newel, 
Oct : 31. 1736. Silas, Son of John Alden, & Mehetabel, Daughter of 

B'^. Daniel Boy den, 
Nov: 14, 1736. I preach'd at Dedham, and then & there baptized 

Nathan, Son of Samuel Whittemore, & of Mary 

(his wife) our Sister, 
Nov : 28. 1736. Sarah, Daughter of Robert Ware, & of Dorothy his 

wife (our Sister) 
Dec: 12. 1736. . . Nathanael, Son of Caleb Wheaton, & of Elizabeth 

his Wife (our Sister) 
Feb. 6. 1737. . Elizabeth, Daughter of Ifaac Shepard, 

30 Baptisms in First Church of Needham, 

: 28. 1737. . . 


May 22. . 

May 29. . . 

Aug : 21 

Sept : 18 

Oct : 23^. 

Nov: 13 

Nov : 27. . . . 
Dec: 11 

Dec: 18. . . 
Dec : 25. . . . 
Jan: 29. 1737, 8, 

Feb : 5. 1738. 

Mar: 5. 1738. 
Mar: 26. . . 
April. 9 

April. 23. . 
April. 30. . . 

May. 7. . . . 
May. 14. . . 

July. 2. 1738. 

July. 16, 1738. 

July. 23 

Aug: 6. 1738, . . 

Sept: 17. 1738. 

Oct: 1. 1738. 
[gone] 1738. 
Nov: 19. 1738. 
Feb: 18. 1738, 9. 
March. 4 

Mar: 25. 1739. 

Now about 366 perfons ((Turn over)) have been 
baptiz'd — in this Town (no 

[the actual number, including Indians and non-resi- 
dents, is 391 ; several more were apparently re- 
corded, but the record is torn or worn off.] 

Nathanael Kingsbury, Son of Hezekiah Kingsbury, 

Solomon, Son of Samuel Smith, & his Wife (our 

Sarah, Daughter of B^ Jofiah Eaton, 

Samuel, Son of Amos Fuller, baptiz'd by the Rev ; 
M^ Dexter. 

Sarah, Daughter of B^. Jofiah Newel jun., 

Zebadiah, Son of Zebadiah Pratt, 

Abigail, Daughter of B^ Benoni Woodward, 

Submit, Daughter of Eliakim Cook, baptiz'd, by the 
Kev^. M^ Dexter. 

Jofeph, Son of Jeremiah Hawes, 

Mary, Daughter of B^ Samuel Parker, 

Elifabeth Ellis, Daughter of Capt : Cook, admitted 
into the (yhurch, & her Son, Nathan, was bap- 

Samuel, Son of Jeremiah Fisher, & his wife Prudence 
(our Sister) 

Sarah, Daughter of B^. Zechariah Mills, 

Sarah, Daughter of Robert Fuller jun'' :, 

Miriam, Daughter of B''. Francis Very, & Timothy, 
Son of Joseph Daniel, and Experience his wife, 
(our Sister), 

Abigail, Daughter of B"^. Jofhua EUice, 

William, Son of Eleazar Ellice, & his wife (our 

Daniel Webb =^ * * , & was baptized. 

Nehemiah, Son of B^ Nathanael Woodcock, 

Sarah, Daughter of Ifrael Gill, & his Wife Sarah 
(our Sister), 

Timothy, Son of Edmund Dewing, and his Wife Ruth 
(our Sister), 

Samuel, Son, and Hannah, Daughter of Joseph 
Coller, and liis Wife, (our Sister) 

Jonathan, Son of Robert Ware, and his wife Dorothy 
(our Sister) 

Lydia, Daughter of B^. Daniel Pratt, and Lucy, 
* Daughter of Thomas Kinch, 

Sufanna, daughter of Thomas Ockinton, baptiz'd. 

Mary, Daughter of Samuel Bacon, 

Mofes, Son of John Alden, baptiz'd, 

Jabez, Son of Benjamin Ellice, baptiz'd. 

Aaron, Son of Ezekiel Richardfon, and his Wife 
Lydia (our Sister) 

Lydia, Daughter of Samuel Smith and his wife (our'* 
Sister) and Beulah, daughter of B''. Josiah Eaton, 
baptized. N\ 400 [425] 
[To be continued.] 

J3.] Descendants of John Peclcham, 31 



By Stephen Farnum Peckham, A.M., of New York City. 

1. JoiiN^ Peckham appears in Newport, R. I., in 1638. He was asso- 
ciated with the Clarkes and others, who were among the active supporters 
of Anne Hutchinson. His name is not found in any passenger list, nor in 
the Boston records. It is probable that he came with the Hutchinson party 
on the " Griffin." He was a zealous Baptist, but his name does not appear 
in the list of those disarmed in Boston, nor among the followers of Wheel- 
wright, nor was he one of the signers of the Portsmouth covenant. He 
was a brother-in-law of John Clarke, and his lands were allotted along 
with those of William Freeborn, John Coggeshall and others who were 
the first settlers of the Island of Aquidneck in 1638, where, on May 20th, 
his name is in a list of those who were admitted inhabitants of Newport. 
In 1640, the bounds of his lands were established. March 16, 1641, he 
was admitted a freeman. In 1648, he was one of the ten male members 
of the first Baptist Church of Newport, in full communion. This same year 
Eleanor Peckham, his second wife, was baptized. His residence was in 
that part of Newport that afterwards became Middletown, and a stone 
marked I. P. is supposed to mark his grave. A reference to his will is 
found in a list of seventeen wills (between 1676 and 1695) that were pre- 
sented to the court in 1700, by parties interested, the law requiring three 
witnesses and these wills havino^ but two. 

John Peckham and his sons became, prior to 1700, very extensive land- 
holders. They were first, among the proprietors of the Petaquamscot 
purchase in 1660; second, in the Westerly purchase in 1661 ; third, in the 
East Greenwich purchase in 1 677. These tracts reached across southern 
Rhode Island from Westerly to Narrragansett Bay. Their purchases also 
included Connannicut Island and Dutch Island, in the Bay, besides large 
tracts on the island of Rhode Island, where the original settlement was 
made. Soon after the first settlement of Rhode Island the Peckhams 
bought a tract of land one mile square in Little Compton, on which they 
built a house in 1640, which stood two hundred years and in which six 
generations of Peckhams were born. Their purchases also extended into 
Dartmouth, Mass., to the Acushnet River, where a part of the city of New 
Bedford now stands. The great-grand-children of John Peckham were 
among the settlers of Stonington and others towns of eastern Connecticut : 
Westerly, Charlestown, Hopkinton, North and South Kingstown, East 
Greenwich, Scituate, Gloucester, Providence, Jamestown, Newport, Mid- 
dletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Little Compton, R. I. ; and Dartmouth, 
Westport, New Bedford, Rehoboth and Petersham, Mass. The succeeding 
generation migrated to Dutchess County and central New York. 

In a deed dated May 30, 1651, from Joshua Coggeshall and his mother, 
Mary Coggeshall, to Walter Connigrave, the land is described as bounded 
"on land granted to Mary Clarke now deceased, sometime the wife of 
John Peckham." The grant referred to was made previous to 1644. 
Mary Clarke was the sister of the five brothers, Carew, Thomas, Jeremiah, 
John and Joseph, and was born in 1607. It is not known where or when 
she was married, or when she died. The date of his second marriage, the 

32 Descendants of John Pechham, [Jan. 

surname of his second wife, and the date of his death, are also unknown. 
There are reasons for believing that Mary Clarke was the mother of his 
sons John, Thomas and William. They are therefore given in the fol- 
lowing order. 

Children of John and Mary : 

2. i. JoHN,^ b. about 1645; m. Sarali Newport; d. before 1712. 

3. ii. Thomas, m. (1) ; m. (2) widow Hannah (Weeden) Clarke; 

d. 1709. 

4. iii. William, b. 1647; m. (1) Clarke; m. (2) Phoebe Weeden; 

d. 1734. 

Children of John and Eleanor : 

iv. Rebecca, m. John, son of William and Elizabeth (Partridge) 
Spooner, and had: 1. William, b. May 11, 1680. 2. Jonathan, 
b. Aug. 28, 1681. 3. Elizabeth, b. June 19, 1683. 4. Eleanor, 
b. Feb. 1, 1685. 5. Phoebe, b. May 11, 1687. 6. Nathan, b. Sept. 
21, 1689. 7. Bebecca, b. Oct. 8, 1691. 8. Deborah, b. Aug. 10, 
1694. 9. Barnabas, b. Feb. 6, 1699. 

5. V. Stephen, d. April 23, 1724; m. Mary . 

vi. James, d. Feb. 26, 1712; unmarried. March 10, 1712, an inventory 
of his Newport estate was shown, and his eldest surviving brother, 
William, and Joseph Peckham, a nephew, desired that administra- 
tion might be granted to Thomas Peckham and William Weeden, 
Jr., both of Newport. March 21, 1712, an inventory of his estate 
in Little Compton was shown by Mr. Peckham, of Newport, and 
Capt. Thomas Gray, of Little Compton. A Power of Attorney was 
given William and Philip Peckham and John Taylor to sell real 
estate of the deceased, signed by the following legal representa- 
tives : Eleanor Peckham, John Spooner, and Rebecca Spooner, 
Isaac Peckham, Deborah Taylor, Thomas and Phoebe Gray, Peter 
and Elizabeth Taylor, Thomas and Stephen Peckham, Peter and 
Susannah Barker, William and Sarah Weeden, John and Sarah 
Underwood, John, Daniel, and Timothy Peckham. In a sale made 
shortly after. Job Peckham's right was excepted. 

6. vii. Clement, d. before 1712; m. Lydia . 

viii. Deborah, m. Robert, son of Robert and Mary (Hodges) Taylor, and 
had: 1. John, b. Sept. 26, 1687. 2. Margaret, b. July 5, 1689. 3. 
Elizabeth, b. July 26, 1691. 4. Bobert, b. Nov. 2, 1694. 5. De- 
borah, b. Jan. 13, 1698. 6. Thomas, b. Nov. 1, 1699. 7. Peleg, 
b. March 8, 1701. 8. Mary, b. Nov. 23, 1703. 

ix. Phcebe, b. 1666; d. 1746; m. Thomas, son of Edward and Dorothy 
(Lettice) Gray, of Little Compton, R. I. ; no issue. 

X. Elizabeth, d. May 24, 1714; m. Peter, son of Robert and Mary 
(Hodges) Taylor, and had : 1. Peter, b. Oct. 20, 1697. 2. Elizabeth, 
b. Jan. 4, 1701. 3. Mary, b.'Dec. 20, 1703. 

xi. Susannah, d. 1733; m. (1) Peter, son of James and Barbara (Dun- 
gan) Barker; m. (2) Peter Wells. Children by first husband: 1. 
Joseph. 2. John. 3. A daughter. 4. Sarah. 5. Barbara. 6. 
Susannah. 7. Patience. 

xii. Sarah, m. William, son of William Weeden, and had : Mary. 

2. JoHN^ Peckham (John}) was born about 1645. Nothing is known 
of this John Peckham except that he lived on the Peckham estate 
in Little Compton, R. I., and was one of the original proprietors of 
East Greenwich, R. I., in 1677. He married, in 1667, Sarah New- 
port ; and he died before 1712. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth, 3 b. Sept. 17, 1668. 

7. ii. John, b. June 9, 1673; m. Mary Bennett; d. Dec. 4, 1722. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 30, 1674. 

iv. Reuben, b. Feb. 3, 1676. 

1903.] Descendants of John PecTcham. 33 

8. V. Peleg, b. Dec. 11, 1677; m. Ann Holmes; d. 1715. 

9. vi. Joseph, b. March 8, 1679; m. (1) Mary Evans; m. (2) Wait Gould; 

d. Mar. U, 1726. 
vii. Sarah, b. Sept. 5, 1680; d. young. 

10. viii. Timothy, b. Aug. 5, 1681; ra. (1) Rachael ; m. (2) Dinah ; 

m. (3) Content Drake; d. Nov. 6, 1757. 

11. ix. Benjamin, b. June 9, 1684; m. Mary Carr; d. 1769. 

12. X. Isaac, b. Apr. 11, 1688; m. (1) Barbara Philips; m. (2) JaneSisson; 

d. Feb. 10, 1765. 
xi. Sarah, b. June 26, 1690; m. John Underwood. 

3. Thomas^ Peckham (John}) lived in Newport, R. I., and was a weaver. 

He was one of the original proprietors of East Greenwich in 1677. 
He was a deputy to the General Assembly that met May 4, 1708. 
His first wife's name is unknown. His second wife was Hannah, 
daughter of William Weeden and widow of William Clarke. After 
Thomas Peckham's death in 1709, she married Joseph Clarke of 
Westerly, R. I. 

Child by first wife : 

13. i. Philip,3 b. Oct. 27, 1680; m. Jane Blackwell; d. Dec. 30, 1722. 

Children by second wife : 

14. ii. Daniel, b. 1692; m. Mary Eoss. 

15. iii. THOMAS', b. Aug. 19, 1693; m. Sarah Brown; d. Oct. 29, 1765. 
iv. Uriah, b. Nov. 20, 1697; d. young. 

V. A SON, b. June 8, 1700. 

vi. Hannah, b. 1701 ; m. Sept. 22, 1722, James Venable. 

vii. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1703. 

viii. James, b. Jan. 24, 1707 ; m. Sarah ; d. at Coaster's Harbor, New- 
port, R. I., of small-pox in the epidemic of 1737. She was b. 1702 ; 
d. Sept. 28, 1775. 

4. Rev. William^ Peckham {John^) was born in 1647, lived in New- 

port, R. I., and was a deputy to the General Assembly in 1696- 
1698. July 17, 1702, he was granted a share of 18 acres in the 
proprietors' lands, March 3, 1708, he and others, on behalf of the 
church, sold John Vaughn for £18. "a house at Green End, which 
was their meeting house." Nov. 15, 1711, he was ordained as pas- 
tor of the first Baptist Church of Newport, by Samuel Luther, minis- 
ter, and Samuel Bullock, deacon, both of Swansea. He is supposed 
to have been the first Baptist minister ordained on the continent, 
and thus became the fourth pastor of this church. April 24, 1726, 
he with others signed a letter which was sent Rev. Joseph Cran- 
dall's church (Seventh-day Baptist) regarding some doctrinal differ- 
ences. May 19, 1726, he ordained Rev. John Comer as assistant 
pastor. March 3, 1730, Mr. Comer wrote in his diary, "this day I 
went to see Elder Peckham, who discoursed to my satisfaction about 
ye trouble and ye things of God." Oct. 13, 1731, Rev. John Col- 
lender was ordained in place of Mr. Comer. Mr. Peckham's will 
was proved July 3, 1734. His first wife was either Susannah or 
Elizabeth Clarke, daughter of Joseph and niece of John Clarke. 
She was her husband's first cousin. His second wife was Phoebe, 
daughter of William Weeden. She was probably the sister of his 
brother Thomas's second wife. She died in Middletown, in 1745. 
Children by first wife : 

16. i. William,^ b. Aug. 30, 1675; m. Jan. 10, 1703, Mary Tew; d. Jan. 18, 

34 Descendants of John PecJcham* [Jan. 

17. ii. Samuel, m. Elizabeth Weeden; d. 1757. 

ili. Mary, ra. (I) Thomas; m. (2) Barker. 

■^ iv. Phcebe, m. (1) Tripp; m. (2) William, son of James and Mary 

Weeden, and had ^ Naomi. 
V. Deborah, m. Clarke. 

5. Stephen^ Peckham (JohrO-) lived in Dartmouth, Mass., and was one 

of the original proprietors of East Greenwich in 1677. Jan., 1679, 
he had a grant of land in the Narragansett, but probably never went 
there. December 9, 1679, he bought of Capt. Seth Pope a one- 
quarter share right in Dartmouth, Mass. The original proprietors 
of this territory lived in Plymouth. It comprised New Bedford, 
Fairhaven, Westport, and the present town of Dartmouth. Previous 
to the Revolution, the district on the west side of the Acushnet 
River, between Clarke's Point and the "Head of the River,*' was 
occupied by a few substantial farmers, in the following order, from 
the point, north : Benjamin Allen, Joseph Russell, junior and sen- 
ior, Manesseh Kempton, Samuel Willis, Stephen Peckham. The 
latter's farm extended from what is now Linden St., northward with- 
in the limits of New Bedford. Stephen Peckham 's name is among 
the list of proprietors to whom a confirmatory deed was given by 
Gov. William Bradford, Nov. 12, 1694. He married, probably be- 
fore leaving Newport, Mary . He died April 23, 1724. 

Children : 

18. i. Stephen,^ b. Feb. 23, 1683; m. (1) Content ; m. (2) Keturah 

Arthur; d. June, 1764. 

19. ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 17, 1685; m. (1) Hannah Jenne; m. (2) Mary Hath- 

away; d. Dec. 31, 1754. 
ili. Eleanor, b. Jan. 12, 1686. 

20. iv. William, b. Oct. 27, 1688; ra. Alray West; d. 1772. 
V. Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1690; m. Adam Jones of Dighton. 
vi. Hannah, b. Jan. 28, 1691-2; m. Jabez Delano. 

21. vii. John, b. Jan. 17, 1697-8; m. Mary Boston; d. May, 1781. 
viii. Deborah, b. June 18, 1699; m. Jan. 19, 1727, Thomas Nye. 

22. ix. Joseph, b. Feb. 2, 1701; m. (1) Penelope Jennings; m. (2) Dinah 

X. Jean, b. Jan. 23, 1702-3; m. April 4, 1729, Thomas Delano, 
xi. Isaiah, b. Sept. 14, 1705; m. Ruth Morton, and had son : /6ma^,*who 

m. Nov. 17, 1765, Elizabeth Kirby, but no children known. 

6. Clement^ Peckham [Johri^) lived in Newport. He bought land in 

Tiverton in 1706 and 1708. His wife's name was Lydia . He 

died before 1712. 
Child : 

23. i. JoB,3 ra. Lydia ; d. Aug. 13, 1779. 

7. JoHN^ Peckham {Johi^ Joh'n}), born June 9, 1673, lived on the 

acres he inherited from his father in Little Compton. In 1714, he 
sold land that had been willed to his minor son Joseph^ by Joseph 
Bennett of Newport. He married, in 1695, Mary, daughter of Jo- 
seph and Margaret Bennett, of Newport, E. I. She died in 1756. 
He died Dec. 4, 1722. 
Children : 

24. i. John,* b. July 27, 1696; m. Mary Hart; d. Jan. 7, 1772. 

ii. Lydia, b. May 8, 1698; m. Feb. 12, 1728, John James, who d. 1776, 
son of William and Susan (Martin) James; they had : Martin, h, 
April, 1735; d. Jan. 28, 1778. 

1903.] Descendants of John Pechham, 35 

25. iii. Joseph, b. Feb. 18, 1701; m. (1) Elizabeth Wilbur; m. (2) Anne 

Gonlfl; d. Oct. 8, 1780. 
iv. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1704; d. young. 
V. Margaret, b. June 30, 1707; m. Feb. 4, 1729, Benjamin, son of Paul 

and Edith Chanders. 
vi. Ruth, b. 1710. 

26. vii. Reuben, m. Sarah Hicks; d. 1736. 

8. Peleg^ Peckham {John^ John})^ born Dec. 11, 1677, lived in New- 

port, R. I. He was admitted a freeman May 4, 1708. He married 
Ann, daughter of John and Mary (Sayles) Holmes, and he died in 

Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. Feb. 10, 1707; d. young, 
ii. John, b. March 3, 1708 ; d. young. 

9. Joseph^ Peckham {John,^ John^), born March 8, 1679; was a far- 

mer in Middletown, R. I., occupying a portion of the land originally 
allotted to his grandfather. He became a Friend. He married first, " .' 
Jan. 3, 1705, Mary Evans, who died Oct. 1, 1705, daughter of 
Richard and Patience (Allen) Evans : and married second, Wait 
Gould, born May 8, 1676, died in 1740, daughter of- Daniel and 
Wait (Coggeshall) Gould. Wait Coggeshall was a sister of Joshua 
Coggeshall; and youngest daughter of Gov. John Coggeshall. He 
died March 14, 1726. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Joseph,* b. Sept. 22, 1705; m. Patience, dau. of John and Wait 
(Easton) Carr; d. 1729. His widow m. August 27, 1730, Edward, 
son of Richard and Elizabeth Esten of Salem, Mass. 

Children by second wife : 

27. ii. Peleg, b. May 1, 1710; ra. Elizabeth Coggeshall; d. Aug. 27, 1765. 

28. iii. Daniel, b. Nov. 14, 1711; m. Comfort Coggeshall; d. June 10, 1797. 
iv. Wait, b. Dec. 29, 1713; d. Aug. 25, 1714. 
V. Mary, b. June 29, 1716; m. Jan. 3, 1739-40, Hezekiah Babcock, b. 

March 26, 1715, d. in 1796, son of George and Elizabeth (Hall) 
Babcock. They had: 1. Caleb, b. Dec. 7, 1740. 2. Peleg, b. April 
18, 1742. 3. Mary. 
vi. Sarah, b. May 19, 1721; d. September, 1721. 

10. Rev. Timothy^ Peckham [John^ JohTi^), born Aug. 5, 1681, was a 

blacksmith in Newport, R. I. He had charge of the Baptist church 

in East Greenwich in 1734, and was an elder in Newport in 1752. 

He married first, Rachel , who was born in 1682, and died 

Feb. 18, 1711 ; married second, Dinah , who was born in 

1670, and died Nov. 5, 1750; and married third, Content Drake, 

June 24, 1756. He died Nov. 6, 1757. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Timothy,* b. 1707; m. (1) Bathsheba Wilbur; m. (2) Katharine, dau. 
of Nicholas Whitford. No children known. 

29. ii. Keuben, b. 1709 ; m. Patience Hathaway. 

11. Benjamin^ Peckham {John^ Johv})^ born June 9, 1684, was a far- 

mer in South Kingstown. He married, Sept. 23, 1708, Mary, 
who died in 1761, daughter of Gov. Caleb and Philippa (Greene) 
Carr of Jamestown, R. T. She was a granddaughter of Gov. John 
Greene. Her sister was the wife of Thomas Paine. He died in 

36 Descendants of John PecTcham, [Jan. 

Children : 

i. John,* b. 1711 ; d. young. 

30. ii. Benjamin, b. March 22, 1715; ra. Mary Hazard; d. March, 1792. 

iii. Sarah, b. May 11, 1717; ra. April 9, 1751, John, son of William 
Robinson. Had six children. 

31. iv. John, b. 1719; m. Hazard. 

V. Peleg, b. June 28, 1723; m. Elizabeth Carpenter; d. April 15, 1796. 

No children, 
vi. Joseph, b. Jan. 14, 1726. 

32. vii. Isaac, b. Dec. 23, 1728; m. Ruth Corey; d. April 16, 1769. 

viii. Mary, b. Dec. 28, 1730; m. Feb. 5, 1754, Joseph Hoxie, b. May 8, 
1733, son of Joseph and Mary (Taylor) Hoxie (Joseph'* Hoxie, 
Mary^ Taylor, Deborah^ Peckham, John^ Peckham). 

33. ix. Timothy, b. July 19, 1737; m. Susannah Congdon. 

12. IsAAc^ Peckham {John^ John}), born April 11, 1688, was a farmer 
in Middletown. He married first, Nov. 8, 1711, Barbara, born 
March 15, 1687, died in 1726, daughter of John and Rebecca 
Phillips; and married second, Jane, born July 5, 1706, died Sept. 
25, 1778, daughter of Richard and Ann (Card) Sisson. He died 
Feb. 10, 1765. 

Children by first wife : 

34. i. John,* b. May 1, 1712; m. Deborah Sweet; d. 1787. 

35. ii. Isaac, b. Oct. 20, 1713; ra. (1) Bethiah Gifford ; ra. (2) Mary York; 

m. (3) Susannah Sunderland; d. 1791. 
iii. Sarah, b. Oct. 6, 1715; ra. May 12, 1739, Williara Weeden, b. 1713, 
d. 1797, son of Joseph and Hannah (Davol) Weeden ; d. 1796. 
"^ They had: 1. Barbara, b. Jan. 10, 1740. 2. Hannah, b. Nov. 

5, 1742. 3. Joseph, b. April 22, 1749. 4. Christian, b. Nov. 25, 
1751. 5. Sarah, b. Nov. 8, 1754. 6. Peleg, b. Feb. 8, 1756. 

36. iv. Benjamin, b. Oct. 19, 1717; ra. Virtue Shepard; d. 1783. 

V. Ruth, b. July 22, 1719; ra. Sept. 25, 1739, Joshua Peckhara. 

37. vi. Clement, b. May 20, 1721; ra. (1) Margaret Allen; ra. (2) Eliza- 

beth ; d. Sept. 6, 1766. 

38. vii. Stephen, b. March 6, 1723; ra. Naorai Weeden; d. 1805. 

39. viii. PmLip, b. July 11, 1725; m. Jane Nye. 

Children by second wife : 

ix. William, b. Oct. 1, 1727; d. unraarried. 

X. Barbara, b. Nov. 19, 1729; d. 1814. 

xi. Anne, b. Aug. 13, 1731; ra. Jan. 5, 1749, James Barker, b. Dec. 12, 
1725, d. Jan. 17, 1796; d. April 17, 1797. They had: 1. James, 
b. Nov. 1, 1749. 2. Isaac, b. May 21, 1752. 3. Silas, b. Jan. 5, 
1756. 4. Ezra, b. Nov. 4, 1759. 5. Paul, b. Aug. 20, 1762. 6. 
Henry, b. Jan. 21, 1766. 7. Peckham, b. Dec. 28, 1767. 8. Mary, 
b. Feb. 24, 1770. 

xii. Mary, b. Aug. 16, 1733; ra. Jan. 21, 1750, John Williaras. 

xiii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 26, 1735: ra. Sept. 11, 1755, James Clarke. 

40. xiv. Joseph, b. May 2, 1738; m. Sarah Weeden; d. July 12, 1812. 

XV. Jane, b. March 23, 1740 ; m. April 23, 1780, John Bucklin ; d. Dec. 

10, 1823. 
xvi. Rachael, b. Nov. 23, 1742; d. young, 
xvii. Abigail, b. Dec. 29, 1743; d. young, 
xviii. Richard, b. Oct. 8, 1745; d. young. 

13. Philip^ Peckham {Thomas,^ John^), born Oct. 27, 1680, lived in 
Newport, R. I. His occupation is not known. His family bible 
was in existence a few years ago, in a good state of preservation, in 
the possession of a descendant, Mr. Jonathan King Peckham of 
Neponset, Mass. From this Bible is copied the following record : 
" Philip Peckham married Jane Blackwell, born March 3, 1683, died 
April 24, 1759, daughter of John and Sarah Blackwell." He died 
Dec. 30, 1722. 


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Children : 

i. Lydia,* b. March 19, 1706; m. Job Caswell of Newport, R. I. They 
had: 1. Philip, b. 1730. 2. Job, b. 1732. 3. Jane, b. 1734. 4. 
Elizabeth, b. 1736. 5. Elizabeti, b. 1738. 6. Job, b. 1739. 7. Job, 
b. 1740. 8. John, b. 1742. 

ii. Sarah, d. April 30, 1709 ; d. Feb. 9, 1712. 

41. ill. Caleb, b. Jan. 10, 1711; m. Dec. 16, 1732, Mary Spooner; d. Jan. 8, 


42. iv. John, b. Feb. 11, 1714; m. (1) Thankful Ellis: m- (2) Tabitha 

(Howland) Carey, widow of Nathaniel Ga-^-.y - '^ .^. 14, 1792. 
V. Robert, b. Sept. 6, 171^-; d. July 4, 1742. )' . .viiown to have mar- 
ried. Lived in Connecticut. Was admitted to Second Baptist 
Cliurch, April 20, 1740. 

43. vi. Joshua, b. July 20, 1718; m. Sept. 29, 1739, Ruth Peckham; d. Oct. 

21, 1741. 

44. vii. David, b. July 28, 1722; m. Dorothy Robinson. 

• • • ^ 

J^^' \ 'Swo CHILDREN, who died in infancy. 

14. Daniel^ Peckiiam ( Tliomas^ John^), born in 1692, lived in Westerly, 

R. I., where his descendants are numerous. He was admitted a 
freeman of Newport, R. I., May 5, 1713, and of Westerly, R. I., 
October, 1733. He married, Feb. 11, 1720, Mary, born May 21, 
1700, daughter of William and Hannah Ross. 

i. Hannah,* b. Oct. 23, 1720. 
ii. Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1722. 

45. iii. Daniel, b. Sept. 25, 1726; m. Mary . 

iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 1729; m. Oct. 27, 1751, Silas, son of Edmund and 
Sarah (Clarke) Greenman. They had : 1. Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 
1753. 2. Mary, b. June 26, 1755. 3. Timothy, b. March 22, 1757. 
4. Sarah, b. Sept. 1, 1763. 

46. V. Abel, b. Feb. 7, 1732; m. Rebecca Burdick; d. 1825. 

vi. James, b. Nov. 14, 1736; m. Aug. 19, 1757, Amey, dau. of Jeffries 

Chan^plin. He lived in Charlestown, R. I. No children, 
vii. Ann, j. Sept. 20, 1742. 

15. Thomas^ Peckham [Thomas,^ John}), born Aug. 19, 1693, lived in 

Newport, R. I. He was a house carpenter. Very little is known 
concerning him or his family. He married in Bristol, R. I., Oct. 4, 
1722, Sarah Brown. He was defendant in a suit brought by John 
Scott, Oct. 20, 1715. He was admitted a freeman May 1, 1716; 
and he died Oct. 29, 1765. 
Children : 

i. Thomas,* b. Sept. 6, 1723; d. Sept. 8, 1724. 

ii. Jeremiah, had a son Jeremiah,^ b. 1754, m. Sept. 27, 1792, in Exeter, 
R. I., Mary, dau. of John and Elizabeth Chapman, b. Aug. 8, 1767, 
d. Nov. 10, 1797, leaving daughter Elizabeth Clarke Chapman," b. 
May 23, 1796. Jeremiah^ was on tlie U. S. pension roll of 1835, as a 
private in Washington Co. militia; placed on the roll April 11, 1818. 

iii. Ebenezer. 

iv. Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1734. 

V. Thomas, b. 1743; d. at sea. May, 1765. 

No other descendants of Thomas^ are known. 

16. William^ Peckham ( TF^7/^aw^,^ /o^ti^), born Aug. 30, 1675, was a 

farmer in Middletown. He was admitted a freeman of Newport, 
R. I., in 1704. He and his son Henry and daughter Dorcas were 
members of the First Baptist Church of Newport, in 1751. In 

38 \ Descendants of John Pechham. [Jan. 

1714, he was con? missioned Lieut, of the 2d Company of the 
Trained Band, Nev'port, by Gov. Samuel Cranston ; and in 1726, he 
was Captain. He was deputy to the General Assembly that met 
May 2, 1717. He married, Jan. 10, 1703, Mary, born Oct. 12, 
1680, died May 3, 1753, daughter of Henry and Dorcas Tew, of 
Middletown; and h'- diod Jan. 18, 1764. 
Children : 

i. Mary,^ b. Sept r, 1704; ra. June 21, 1724, James, b. Dec. 30, 1700, 
d. Mar. 27; r. 72, son of James and Mary (Cook) Barker. They had : 
James,^ b. Dec. 12, 1725. 

47. ii. William, b. Sept. 3, 1706; m. Phoebe Barker; d. April 12, 1784. 
ill. Dorcas, b. July 3, 1709; d. Mar. 17, 1785; unmarried. 

48. iv. Henry, b. Feb. 26, 1711 ; m. Hart Tewell; d. Feb. 24, 1778. 
V. Elisha, b. May 8, 1716; d. 1758; unmarried. 

17. Samuel^ Peckham ( William,^ John^) lived in Middletown, R. I. 

He married Elizabeth, daughter of James and Mary Weeden ; and 
died in 1757. 
Children : 

N^ i. PHtEBE,^ b. June 21, 1715; m. Oct. 10, 1751, John McNear. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1717; m. July 21, 1746, Samuel Coe. 

49. iii. Saajuel, b. Oct. 7, 1719; ra. Mary — . 

50. iv James, b. Nov. 13, 1721; m. Sarah Greene; d. 1785. 
, , V. Mary, b. April 13, 1723; d. Dec, 1811; unmarried. 

vi. Freelovi:, b. Dec. 30, 1725; ra. Dec. 10, 1741, Samuel Lawton. 

51. vii. William, b. 1727; m. Sarah Peckham. 

18. Stephen^ Peckham (Stephen,"^ John}), born Oct. 23, 1683, lived in 

Dartmouth (now New Bedford), Mass., and was a farmer. He 

married first. Content ; and married second, Jan. 8, 1739, 

Keturah, daughter of John and Mary (Folger) Arthur, of Nan- 
tucket. He was a Friend, and his second marriage was in Friends' 
Meeting. Of his children, Elizabeth, Eunice and Kichard are men- 
tioned as minors in their father's will, dated March 19, 1757. The 
estate was divided between James, Stephen and Richard. He died 
in June, 1764. 

Children by first wife : 

52. i. James*, b. Oct. 4, 1716; ra. Deborah Hammond; d. Apr I 4, 1783. 

53. ii. Stephen, b. Sept. 4, 1718; m. (1) Sarah Boss; m. (2) Elizabeth 

White; d. 1797. 
iii. Seth, b. Nov. 29, 1723; d. youpg. 
iv. Content, b. Feb. 16, 1728-9; d. young. 
V. George, b. Oct. 25, 1732 ; d. young. 

Children by second wife : 
vi. Elizabeth, b. July 5, 1741. 
vii. Eunice, b. Dec. 6, 1742. 
viii. Richard, b. Dec. 16, 1744. 

19. Samuel^ Peckham {Stephen,^ John}) born Aug. 17, 1685, was a 

cordwainer, and lived in New Bedford, Mass. He married first, 
Hannah, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Jenne ; and married 
second, Mary (Hathaway) Cannon, widow of John Cannon and 
daughter of John Hathaw^ay. He died Dec. 31, 1754, 
Children : 

i. Samuel* b. March 1, 1716-17; d. young, 
ii. George, b. Sept. 15, 1721; d. April 12, 1728. 
iii. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1723; d. young. 

1903.] Descendants of John Pech^iam, 39 

iv. Rebecca, b. Sept. 17, 1725; m. Sept. 7, 1748, William Howland of 

Tiverton, R. I. 
V. Hannah, b. Aug. 17, 1726; in. Aug. 22, 1751, Stephen Nye. 
vi. Philip, b. Oct. 5, 1731 ; d. young, 
vii. Thomas, b. Mar. 11, 1734; m. Dec. 20, 1760, Abigail Hathaway. 

She was b. in 1735, and d. a widow, July 2, 1767. He d. at sea. 

No children. 

20. William^ Peckham {Stepheri,'^ Johri^), born Oct. 27, 1688, lived 

in New Bedford, Mass. He married, Nov. 6, 1726, Almy West, 
born May 22, 1693. He was a Friend. He eed in 1772. 
Children : 

i. Sarahs b. Jan. 14, 1731; m. Nov. 7, 1751, William Weeden of New- 
port, R. I. 

ii. Almy, b. Feb. 26, 1732-3; m. June 20, 1754, Daniel Wilcox. They 
had: 1. iSarah, 2. Almy, 

21. JoHN^ Peckham {Stephen^^ John^), born Jan. 17, 1687-8, lived in 

New Bedford, Mass., a farmer. He married, Feb. 23, 1726, Mary 
Boston ; and he died in May, 1781. 
Children : 

54. i. Jonathan*, b. May 4, 1727 ; m. Joanna Cannon, 
ii. Lemuel, b. Mar. 24, 1732. 

iii. John, b. Aug. 17, 1736; ra. Susanna Allen. 

55. iv. William, b, April 3, 1742 ; m. Mercy Tallman. 

56. V. Prince, b. Jan. 30, 1746; m. (1) Mary Jenne; m. (2) Sarah Austin. 

22. Joseph^ Peckham [Stephen,'^ Jolin^), born Feb. 2, 1701, married 

first, Sept. 3, 1738, Penelope Jennings ; and married second, April 
26, 1767, Dinah Russell. He was a Friend. 
Children : 

1. MARY^ b. Oct. 29, 1739. 

ii. PHa:BE, b. July 29, 1741. 

iii. Samuel, b. Jan. 15, 1744-5 ; m. Sarah Andrews. No children. 

iv. Stephen, b. June 21, 1747; m. Elizabeth Crocker of Tiverton, R. I. 

No children known. 
V. Eunice, b. Feb. 26, 1748-9 ; m. Mathew Barker. 

23. JoB^ Peckham ( Clement,^ John") lived in Middletown, R. I. He 

died Aug. 13, 1779, in Providence, R. I., where his will was made, 
his home being then in the possession of the enemy. He calls him- 
self of "advanced age." Nothing is known of his wife Lydia 

— : . The order of his children's birth is not known, but are 

given as mentioned in his will. He owned a large farm in Tiver- 
ton, and another in Middletown, R. I. 

i. Silas*, b. 1731; d. Feb. 28, 1820. He rented a house of the widow 
Henshaw in Newport, R. 1., during the Revolution. His home was 
in Middletown. 

57. ii. Giles, m. Mary Kingsley. 

iii. Ends, m. Ann Hovey. They had : Lydia^, who m. Clarke Burdick, of 
Chariestown, R. 1. Euos was a soldier of the Revolution, a pri- 
vate in Col. Robert Elliott's Regiment, 1776. 

58. iv. George. 

V. Sarah, m. Henry Tew. 

vi. Mary, m. Sept. 25, 1739, Joseph Bennett. 

vii. Lydia, m. Dec. 19, 1745, Elisha Gibbs. 

viii. Hannah, m. Oct. 18, 1744, George Brightman. 

ix. nancy, m. Freeborn. 

[To be conclnded.] 

40 Ezehiel Cheever, [Jan. 


By John T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 



Theee is in the library of the Boston Athenaeum a MS. volume 
of Latin and Greek poems, the authorship of which has long been 
erroneously ascribed to Ezekiel Cheever, the famous master of the 
Boston Latin School. 

A few copies of the article entitled " Ezekiel Cheever and Some 
of His Descendants," published by me in the Register for April, 
1879 (xxxiii., 164), were reprinted in pamphlet form for private 
distribution. In this pamphlet edition* there was added, as an 
Appendix, a complete transcript of this MS., then for the first time 
printed in full. 

In an Appendix to another pamphlet, " The Cheever Family, "f 
I again printed these poems and showed conclusively that Ezekiel 
Cheever could not have been the author of them. This pamphlet 
was not published, but was privately printed. The limited edition 
having been long ago exhausted, it is not now accessible to the genea- 
logical investigator. 

However gratifying to the pride of a book collector the possession 
of a rare volume may be, it is nevertheless a great mistake on the 
part of an author, if he hopes to accomplish anything, to print 
privately such a book. The results of his researches never reach 
the general public, and all his labor is in vain. By his own act, he 
deliberately and most unwisely limits and impairs his usefulness. 
In the present instance, notwithstanding what I have brought to 
light, genealogists continue to repeat, as if it had never been dis- 
proved, the statement that Ezekiel Cheever was the author of these 

In order to insure greater publicity to the correction of this 
error, now hoary with age, for two generations of antiquaries have 
given it credence, and antiquaries for generations to come will, I 
fear, follow blindly in their footsteps until it becomes hopeless to 
attempt a refutation, I have thought it incumbent upon me to say 
again in the Register what I have said in the pages of this now 
rare pamphlet and so reach a larger audience than before. 

The Athenfcum MS. is a small book, a little more than three 
inches wide and four inches long, bound in thick leather covers, 

* Ezekiel Cheever and Some of his Descendants. By John T. Ilassam, A.M. Bos- 
ton : David Clapp & Sou, 1879. 8vo. pp. iv., 64. A copy was also placed in the library 
of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society and in a few other libraries of 
Boston and vicinity. 

fThe Cheever Family. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Privately printed. Boston : 1896. 
D. Clapp & Son, Printers, 291 Congress St. 8vo. pp. 54. 

1903.] Ezehiel Cheever, 41 

containing in all, including fly leaves, one hundred and twenty-four 
pages. On the first leaf is the date "1631," on the second " Ezekiel 
Cheeuer his booke," the poems themselves, all in Latin, except the 
last two in Greek, beginning on the third. The pages are not 
numbered, but, in the pamphlet edition, in order to facilitate refer- 
ence to the original, numerals, corresponding with the pages of the 
MS. as they now are, were added in the margin in brackets, the 
first page on which the poems begin being numbered page [1*] and 
so on consecutively. The poems now fill the first forty-seven pages 
of the MS., but after page [18*] and page [20*] a leaf in each 
case seems to have been torn out. On nineteen other pages there 
are entries in short-hand. These were deciphered by William P. 
Upham, Esq., of Salem, who found them to be texts of Scripture. 

In printing this MS. no alteration was designedly made in it. 
Some typographical errors will perhaps escape notice after the most 
careful proof reading. But no correction of even the most obvious 
of the many corruptions of the text was attempted, and the orthog- 
raphy and punctuation of the original were carefully retained. 
The only exceptions to this rule were that the titles of the several 
poems were printed in capitals instead of small letters ; the title 
" Fabula " on page [14*] and the general title " Carmina " were 
added ; in three cases small letters were made capital letters ; in 
one instance a comma was inserted ; and the grave accents over the 
particles were generally omitted. 

The pages numbered in the pamphlet [IGa"^] [165*] [160"^] 
[16(/*] [17a*] and [47a*] are not now to be found in the manu- 
script in its present condition. Their loss was supplied by, and 
they were reprinted from, the Rev. Ezekiel Cheever Whitman'sf 

t Ezekiel Cheever Whitman, son of the Rev. Samuel and Grace [Cheever] Whitman, 
was born in Ashby, Sept. 17, 1783. He had his name changed to Ezekiel Cheever in 
1828, died in Williamsburg, Mass., in April, 1862, and was buried, May 1, 1862, in 
Goshen, Mass., where his father had formerly been installed as pastor of the church. 
He was the author of the following : 

" &kttci)e5 of p?ts ILife; | Accompanied by | Eight Discourses; | together with | Po- 
etic Effusions, | on various occasions and topics. | by Ezekiel Cheever. | It seemed 
good to me — to write — that thou mightest know | the certainty. — Luke's Preface to his Gospel. | 
Nort^amptan: | John Metcalf .... Printer. | 1835." | 

It is a 12mo. of 297 pages, the first 110 being an autobiography dated Cummington, 
Mass., Aug. 10, 1835. 

On page 93 he says : 

" In the month of June, 1828, I obtained by a vote of the Legislature, a change of my name 
from Ezekiel Cheever Wiiitman to Ezekiel Cheever. In the Autumn following I published with 
such omissions as I thought to be proper, the discourse that was preached by the Rev. Cotton 
Mather, D.D., at the funeral of my ancestor [Ezekiel Cheever], who came from London to Bos- 
ton in 1637, and was seventy years a teaclier of the Languages; first at New Haven, Ct., and 
afterwards at Ipswich, Charlestown and Boston, with a fac-simile of liis hand writing copied 
from his manuscript, from whicli was publislied about eight pages, on different subjects written 
in London ; and besides which, there were others written in America, as : Priscianus verberans 
et vapulans; and a Poem addressed to Queen Anne, with several lines of Greek subjoined to it; 
which, without doubt, was written at Boston near the close of his life." 

On page 95 he adds : 

"In the Summer of 1830, 1 left the aforenamed manuscript at the Boston Atheneum, and a 
copy I transcribed, with Mr. Leverett. A transfer of the manuscript was requested by the Rev. 
Mr. Felt, of Hamilton, in whose care I left in 1831, another manuscript of several hundred 
pages quarto, by the same author, on the mathematics, and on other discussions. His work on 
the 3Iillennium published in America, I have never seen; and whether any copies of it are now 
in being I am unable to say." 

42 Ezehiel Cheever* [Jan,- 

abridgment of the Corderius Americanus. The abridgment also 
contained the whole of the poem entitled " Fabula," the greater part 
of " Christus in Cruce " and " Natalitia Christi Mundi Redemptoris." 

At the top of page [19*] in the MS. the words " See page 50 '' 
are written in a modern hand. Page [47*] is marked " Page 50 " 
at the top. The four lines of the 'E7rtK>;8etov at the bottom of the 
latter page are in the same modern hand, and were probably copied 
from the page now lost, which preceded page [19*]. 

In the pamphlet first above referred to, I showed that the epi- 
grams on pages [21*] [42*] [43*] [44*] [45*] and [46*] are 
the Epigrams of Martial, XI. 56 ; IX. 92, 91 ; III. 26, 38, and 
I. 76, 79, respectively; that the lines on page [41*] are from the 
Satyricon, Cap. 14 and Fragmenta 44 of Fetronius Arbiter ; and 
that the second of the two poems on page [47a* j is ascribed, in the 
Anthologia Palatina, IX. 359, to Posidippus or Plato Comicus. 

Since that pamphlet was printed, Professor Henry W. Haynes of 
Boston has called my attention to the fact that the poems entitled 
" De Philomela et Fidicine " and " Fabula," on pp. [1*J and [14*] 
respectively, are from the Prolusiones Academicse of Famianus Strada, 
and that in the Bodleian Library at Oxford there is a copy of " En 
Priscianus Verberans et Vapulans," 4to. London 1632, identical 
with the poem on page [22*] of the pamphlet, the author being 

It is probable that further investigation will determine the ques- 
tion of the authorship of others of these poems. 

The liev. Ezekiel Cheever Whitman in his autobiography states 
that some of these poems were written in America, and cites the 
" Priscianus Verberans et Vapulans " and " a poem addressed to 
Queen Anne " which he says " without doubt was written at Boston 
near the close of his [Ezekiel Cheever's] life." But as has already 
been shown, the " Priscianus Verberans et Vapulans " was published 
in London in 1632, five years before Ezekiel Cheever came to 
America and before he had even entered the University of Cam- 
bridge. There is also a sino^ular confusion of dates in the latter 
part of this statement. The other poem is not " a poem addressed to 
Queen Anne " but an 'ETrtKiySetov, an elegy, written on the occasion 
of her death. But Queen Anne, who was proclaimed Queen of 
England, March 8, 1702, died Aug. 1, 1714, nearly six years after 
the death of Ezekiel Cheever, who died in Boston, Aug. 21, 1708. 
The absurdity of the statement that this poem was without doubt 
" written at Boston near the close of his life " thus becomes appar- 
ent. In point of fact it was written nearly a century before, on the 
death of another Queen Anne — Anne of Denmark, wife of James 
I. of England. She died March 2, 1618-19. The reference in the 
poem to Queen Elizabeth, 

quae rerum nuper flectebat habenas, 

1903.] Ezekiel Cheever, 43 

and to the comet f of 1618, clearly establish this. 

Hoccine erat modo quod tantum fulgere Cometam 
Vidimus, e terris et te poscebat Olympo ? 

But in 1619, Ezekiel Cheever was a mere child and could not 
have " lisped in numbers " such as these, however precocious we 
may admit him to have been. 

The lines on page [18*], entitled "In Decimum septlmum Diem 
9 ^ri%" commemorate the death of " Bloody Marv," who died Nov. 
17, 1558. 

Sustulit ilia trucem, lux 6 memoranda, Mariam 
Semper Evangelicis kix veneranda piis. 

The news of her death was received with demonstrations of de- 
light throughout the kingdom. It was looked upon as a national 

The autobiography published in 1835, and the abridgment of the 
Corderius Americanus published in 1828, had for a frontispiece a 
copper plate fac-simile of the " Carmen Genethliacon," and it was 
said to be a " Fac-Simile of the Manuscript of Ezekiel Cheever 
Written in London and dated 1631." This frontispiece was photo- 
electrotyped for the " Cheever Pedigree " compiled by Wm. B. 
Trask, Esq., in 1878, and the plate so prepared was again used to 
illustrate the article on " Ezekiel Cheever and Some of his De- 
scendants," before referred to. 

The page containing the " Carmen Genethliacon " is wanting in 
the manuscript to-day, so that we are unable to compare the fac- 
simile with the original. But assuming it to be an exact reproduc- 
tion, it is not a fac-simile of the handwriting of Ezekiel Cheever. 
In fact, nothing in the whole book, except the autograph on the fly 
leaf, is in the hand of Ezekiel Cheever. A careful comparison of 
the manuscript page by page with writings undoubtedly his and 
signed by him, although of later date, renders this certain. 

Yet the MS. was unquestionably in his possession, and has come 
down to our own day in the hands of his lineal descendants. Where 
did he obtain it? In this connection the date 1631 on the fly leaf, 
assuming it to have been written by him, wliich however is not 
asserted, becomes significant. In 1631, Ezekiel Cheever was a 
"Blue Coat Boy" in London. The records of Christ's Hospital, 

t " And now the Heavens declare the Glory of God : A mighty Blazing Comet appears 
in Libra, Avhose bearded Beams covered the Virgin Sign. It began on Wednesdai/ 
Moi-ning, the l8th of November this Year \A?i. Christi 1618] and vanished away on 
Wednesday the 16th of December following.' " The first remarkable Accident that 
happened in England after this Prodigious Fore-runner, was the Death of Queen Anne, 
who died of a Dropsie at Hampton- Court, and thence brought to her Palace in the 
Stra7id, for the more triumphant Glory of her Obsequies. The common People, who 
naturally admire their Princes, placing them in a Region above ordinary Mortals, 
thought this great Light in Heaven was sent as a Flambeau to her Funeral ; their dark 
Minds not discovering while this Blaze was burning, tlie Fire of War that broke out in 
Bohemia, wherein many Thousands perished." Wilson's Life and Reign of King 
James the First (ii. 719). 


44 Ezehiel Cheever. [Jan. 

London, show that he was not " preffarred to the Yniuersity of 
Cambrid" until April 27, 1633. But we know that in 1631 he 
received a legacy of money and books. The will of the Rev. 
Ezekiel Culverwell,f the Puritan divine and author, probated in 
London, May 9, 1631, contains the following: 

" Item to Margaret Chevers, for herself and her son Ezekiell, ten 

The testator further says : 

"• All my Latin books I will to be divided in three parts, equally as may 
be and then, by lot, to give to Nicholas Piccard one lot, to Josias Wilson 
another lot, a third lot to Ezekiell Cheuers." 

It would seem, on first thoughts, not unreasonable to assume that 
this MS. volume was one of the books he received under the terms 
of this will. 

But this assumption fails when on referring to the poem " De 
Gestis, Successibus et Victoriis Pegis Suesise in Germania," on 
page [16a*] we find : 

tu Lipsia testis 
Quaa modo vertentes inhonesto terga pudore 
Pannonicas vidisti acies, ubi Tillius ingens 
Tillius Austriaca? decus et tutela Viennas 
Fugit, et indecores retro convertit habenas : — 

■jt- .^ ^ ^^ ^Im ■SU 

Tf tT tT tT TV TT 

Hoc unum est quo dira tui monumenta furoris 
Gauderet Magdenburgum : — jam Talio soevas 
Indicit victis per mortem ac vulnera leges, 
Et vindicta tuis crudelia facta reponit. 

This fixes beyond doubt the date of this poem. It was written 
in the latter part of the year 1631. For Magdeburg was taken in 
May, 1631, and. the battle of Breitenfeld was fought in September, 

The Carmen Genethliacon, on page [17a*], commemorates the 
birth of the Princess Mary, daughter of Charles I. She was born 
Nov. 6, 1631. 

This book therefore could not have belonged to the Rev. Ezekiel 
Culverwell, who was buried April 14, 1631. 

To sum up the case. The authorship of many of these poems is 
definitely known. Some even are classics. None of them are in 
Ezekiel Cheever's handwriting, and the possibility that he could have 
written any of those the authorship of which is unknown, or rather 
as yet unascertained, is extremely slight. 

The other manuscript, referred to by the Rev. Ezekiel Cheever 
Whitman in his autobiography as " another manuscript of several 

t Register, Oct. 1884 (xxxviii. 427) ; Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England 
(i. 87). 

1903.] Ezeldel Cheever. 45 

hundred pages quarto," was given by John Cheever, of Manchester, 
to him in 1831. He gave it to the Rev. Joseph B. Felt, by whom 
it was presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society, and it is 
now in the library of that Society. 

It is a small quarto, containing in its present condition 402 pages. 
It begins abruptly on page 13. The first twelve pages are wanting. 
Eight other pages have been torn out. Pages 13 to 43, inclusive, 
are numbered in a hand contemporaneous with the writing of the 
text. Pages 44 to 105, inclusive, are numbered in a modern hand. 
The other pages are not numbered. It consists of the following 
" Disputationes " in Latin prose : 

Caput 2d'". An idem sit finis et bon™ et n oia agant pter finem. Caput 
3. N*"^ detur finis simptr ultimus et unicus. Caput 4t"'. Quoraodo causae 2 
dge intendant finem ultim'". Cap. 5t'". Ostenditur in quo cosistat fielicitas 
Objectiva. Caput 6t™. De fcelicitate forti. Caput 7*^"" ™. Ostenditur in 
quo actu animne raatis cosistat fgelicitas formalis. Caput 8. Solvuntur 
nonullas obtjones. Caput 9"'. An sit aliqua faslicitas supernaarti in hac 
Vita et in quo actu cosistat. Cap. 10. De naarti hois fselicitate. 

Problema 25. 

Disputatio 2da. De actibus humanis. 

Cap. 1. De quibusclam ignorantiae distinctionib"^ Cap. 2d™. Quid sit 
Vohmtari"^ et quotuplex. Caput 3"\ Quaenam ignorantia causet actionem 
involuntariam. Caput 4t"'. An qua3 fiunt ex metu ira et concupiscentia 
sint vokmtaria. 

Froblema 26. 

Disputatio 3ia. De Passionibus animi. 

Cap. 1. Cap. 2d"\ Prosmittuntur nonnulla de anima raati ejusq^ sede 
in corpore. Cap. 3™. De ordine et numero Passion'". Cap. 4t'". De pas- 
sionibus simplicibus. Caput 5t"\ De reliquis passionibus. 

Problema 27. 

Disputatio 4t*. De actibus humanis quae circa 
medium et finem versantur. 
Cap. 1. De cognone requisita ad intentionem finis. Cap. 2d'". De Con- 
sultane et deliberane. Cap. 3. De libero arbitrio. 
Problema 28. 

Disputatio 5t'\ De Virtutibus moralibus. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit Virtus. Cap. 2d'". De causis virtut'" morali"^. Caput 
gtium^ De causa morti sive subjectiva virtutum morah'". 

Caput 3'". Actus extrus et intrinsecus comparantur inter se. Cap. 4. 
N"^ idem actus potest ee bonus et malus. Item n'" dentur actus indiffer- 
entes. Caput 5. Quaenam sit regula action'" humanar'". Cap. De form- 
al! peccati commissiouis \_sic^. Appendix. De omissione pura libera. 
Problema ultim"^, 

Summa cap. 6. Summa cap. 7. Summa cap. 8. Summa cap. 9. 
Summa cap. 10. 

Disputationes in physicam generale. Prooemi'". 
Disputatio P. De principijs corporis nartis. 
Cap. I"'. An Principia intrinseca corporis nartis recte dicantur ab Arte. 
Quae nee ex se invicem neqj ex alijs sed ex ipsis omnia. Caput 2*^"^. Vtr 
1^ cotraria sint 1^ principia. Caput 3'". De numero pripior'" ver"^ narti 


46 Ezehiel Oheever. [Jan. 

Caput 4, Ostenditur dari maam l^m. Caput 5*"\ Utr™ potia mase ad 
illius effiam spectet. Caput 6*™. An maa 1^ sit pura potia. Caput 7. An 
maa possit ee absc(j 6i forma substiati. Caput 8"\ Quomodo maa se habeat 
ad formas accidentales. Cap. 9. De appetitu mase et quibusdam alijs ad 
ejus n^am spectantibus. Caput 10. An dentur format substiales, et quid 
sint. Caput 11. De origine et productione formar™. Caput 12. De Priv- 
atione. Summa capitis libri 2di Physicor"^ Summa cap. 1. Summa cap. 
2. cap. 3 summa. Summa cap. 4, 5, 6. Summa cap. 7. Summa cap. 8. 
Summa cap. 9. 

Disputa) 2da. De naa et composito substiati. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit natura. Caput 2d"'. Quibusnam coveniat rS naae. 
Cap. 3. De naa et Arte. Caput 4^^. De unione inter maam et f ormam. 
Caput bi^. N'" tot^^ Physic"' includat essensiali"' materiam. 

Disputatio 3^. de causis. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit causa. Caput 2d™. Quotuplex sit causa. Cap. 3. De 
nonnullis alijs ad caam in coj spectantibus. Caput 4*™. Causae comparan- 
tur inter se et cum suis elfectibus. Caput 5. De causa efficiente. Caput 6. 
De quibusdam divisionibus causae efficieutis. Caput 7. De causalitatibus 
causae prim^e. Cap. 8. De concursu et prtedeterminane Physica. Caput 9. 
De causa finali. * 

Caput 2. De unitate specifica et numerica motus. Caput 3"^. De motu 
reflexo. Caput 4. De motu gravi"' descendenti'^ et laevi"^ ascendenti"'. 
Caput 5. Ostenditur causa cur motus gravi"' descendenti"' sit velocior et 
reale liabeat movement™ Velocitis qo pfoprius ad terram gravia accedant. 
Caput 6. Quaenam sit proportio et ratio juxta quam fiat movement™ velo- 
citis in motibus gravi™ descendenti™. Cap. 7. Ostenditur causa cur pro- 
moveantur proijectilia. Caput 8™. -^gr^gi™ najs Ph^enominon explicatur 
ejusq^ caa redditur. 

Disputatio 5*^. De Continuo. 
Cap. 1. Explicatur sen^ia Zenonis. Cap. 2*^™. Ostenditur Sen£ia Arlis 
et difficultes. Caput 3. Alia de hac re sentia explicantur. 

Disputatio sexta. De infiuito. 
Cap. 1, Quid sit infinit™ et an dari possit naturali™. Caput 2d™. An 
dari possit actu inlinit™ absCjj contradictione. Cap. 3. Solvuntur argu- 

Disputatio septima. De loco et vacuo. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit locus. Cap. 2'^™. Explicatur Sen^ia Veter™ de n^a 
Loci. Cap. 3. Proponuntur qstiones nonnullae de Loco in ordine ad 
Locat™. Cap. 4*™. An detur Vacuum. Caput 5. Refelluntur arg?a qae 
adferuntur ad proband™ o dari vacu™. Caput 6. An motus possit fieri in 

Disputatio 8™. De tempore. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit tempus. Cap. 2. De inceptione et desitione ver™. 

Disputationes in physicam specialem. Pra^fatiuncla in quatuor Libros 
de coclo. 

Disputatio prima. De mundo. 
Cap. 1. Quaedam de mundi perfectione. Caput 2d™. De mundi a^ter- 

Disputatio secunda. De Coelo. 
Cap. 1. Proponuntur et resolvuutur qstiones nonnuUoe de naa Coeli. 

1903.] Ezekiel Cheever. 47 

Caput 2d. De infliixu corpor"^ coelesti™ in haec inferiora. Caput terti™. 
De quibusdam affectionibus qae coelo coveniunt. 

Tractatus astronomicus. Proa3mium. 
Cap. 1"^. De toto mundo in Coi. Cap, 2. De mundi Loco. Cap. 3. 
De mundi motu. Caput 4t"*. De mundi figura. Caput 5*™. De mundi 
qntitate et magnitudine. Caput 6. De mundi Lumine et umbra. Cap. 7. 
De numero arelunar*" qsp. tot"^ coeP^ implerent. 

Cap. 3. De Loco lunae. Cap. 4. De Lunae motu. Cap. 5. De Lunge 
illuminSne. Cap. 6. De Lunge maculis ejusC]^ ecclypsibus. Caput 7. De 
solis magnitudine. Caput 8. De solis motibus. Caput 9. De solis eclyp- 

Tractatus ultimus. De reliquis minoribus planetis et stellis fixis. 
Cap. 1. De Saturno, jove, et marte. Caput Secund™. De firmamento 
et stellis fixis. 

Appendix. De Cometis. 

Prasfatiuncula in libros. De Generatione et corruptione. 

Disputatio 3^. In phyam spealem de generalne et alter'ne. 

Cap. \. Quid sit Generatio. Caput 2. An fiat resolutio ad maam 

primam usqe. Caput 3. De alteratione. Cap. 4t'". Qua ratione fiat in- 

tensio qualitat™. , 

Disputatio 4**. De quibusdam requisitis ad agend. 
Cap. \. N'" simile potest agere in simile. Cap. 2. Proponuntur non- 
nullae qugestiones necessarige. 

Disputatio 5*^ De Elementis. 
Cap. \. Quid sit element'". Cap. 2™. De naa elementarP" qualitati™. 
Caput 3. De mistione et mistili. 

Disputatio sexta. In libros de anima. 

Caput 1™- Ostenditur quid sit anima. Caput 2. Quomodo dividatur 
anima. Caput terti™- An anima sit divisiblis. Caput 4^'"- Qucenam ptes 
corporis habeant animam. Caput 5. Quomodo distatur aa a suis po- 

Disputatio 7. De anima vegitativa. 

Cap. 1. De ejus exis^ia et naa. Caput 2. Quid sit potentia nutritiva 
et quid sit nutritio. Caput 3. De accretione. 

Disputatio 8. De anima sensitiva. 
Cap. 1. Quid sit anima sensitiva. Caput 2d™. De existia specier'". 

Disputatio 9. De sensibus externis. 
Cap. 1. De Yisu. 

These " Disputationes " are in different hands, but none of them 
are in the handwriting of Ezekiel Cheever. Several of them bear 
dates, e. g. May 9, 1664, May 18, 1664, May 26, 1664, June 1, 
1664, and Feb. 21, 1665, in a contemporary hand. The date 
May 20, 1664, in Disputatio Tertia, Cap. I., is in a modern hand. 

Problema ultimum, on the one hundred and fifty-sixth page, is 
signed Henry Millar. This may serve as a clue for further investi- 
gations. This problem and several others are illustrated by dia- 

48 Ezehiel Cheever, [Jan, 


Letters of Ezekiel Cheever to his son the Kev. Samuel 

In the article entitled " Ezekiel Cheever and Some of His 
Descendants," I printed a fragment of a letter from Ezekiel Cheever 
to his son, the Rev. Samuel Cheever, minister at Marblehead, in 
the hope that it might lead to the recovery of the whole letter. 
I had made, both before and after the printing of that frag- 
ment, unsuccessful eiForts to discover the original, and having 
Mdthout avail fairly exhausted every source of information known to 
me, had begun to fear that it was hopelessly lost, when at the sale, 
in 1891, of autograph letters and historical documents collected by 
the late Professor E. H. Leffingwell, of New Haven, Conn., the 
city of Boston* purchased certain documents, and among them the 
original letter. In the pamphlet entitled " The Cheever Family " it 
was for the first time printed in full. It is as follows : 

Bostonij Nov. 24.^ hora 10^ vesp. 
Chare fili. 

Accepi ah hospite epistolium tuum 24*^ Nov. post festum, ex quo priores 
nras te salutasse literas, intercidentibus niiUis, cognosco. Optatum iter 
hora instituta perfeci. Cant, ad patrem profectus sum. Quern ver6 a 
fronte quosrebam, a tergo Bostonij inscius reliqui. Ne tamen iter ex toto 
infelix et invitum esset, visum est negotium cum matre comunicare ; quam 
etiam si rem totam cel^ssem, subverebar ne ipsam alien a et minus amicam 
haberem. Ex colloquio intellexi duos prius tibi significatos virginem 
petijsse, quoru neutr. vel addicta, vel facilis ee videtur. Ista objecit in illis, 
uno saltem, qua3 in te non competunt. Mater nihil impediment! prsestruxit, 
sed via apertam, et aditum liberum ut sperem, induxit. Totum tamen ne- 
gotium marito et filioe coiriittendum censuit. Valedicens tandem domum 
redeo. In reditu ecce, obviam venit quem quaerebam. ffelix interpretabar 
auspicium occursum ejus. Virum aggressus sum, comiter salutavi, paucis 
itineris causam dixi, et quicquid in rem visum est, de fortunis tuis narro, 
interna aliorum judicio et testimonio mandans. Amice me tractavit vir 
prudens vultu et voce. Ne verbum quidem alienum et adversum. Sed 
totum consilium ad filiiE sententiam referebat. Hoc tamen mihi exoranti 
concessit, ut ipse Bost. revertens ( quod fore sub mediam septimanam crede- 
bat) me domi mei« conveniret, et de toto negotio certiorem faceret. Ex 
quo ipsum non vidi, nee quicqua audivi : sed in horas singulas expecto. 
Quid quoeris ? Si me audis, quae apparent invitare videntur omnia. Suc- 
cessus est penes Deum. Prudens futuri temporis exitum caliginosa nocte 
premit deus. Qui jubet, et melius, quam tu tibi, consulat, opto. Si quid 
interea clarius eluxerit, modo nuncius contingat, tibi praemittam. Haec 
csenatus et dormitans scripsi. Vale. 

Nos adventu tuu maturum et Tui studiosissi : pater 

jucundu expectamus. Ez : Cheever. 

Although the year is not stated, it must have been 1670, for the 
letter was written on Thanksgiving Day ( post festum) , and the 

* City Document, 8-1891. 

1903.] Ezehiel Cheever, 49 

General Court* appointed the 24th of November in that year a day 
of Thanksgiving. And this was the only year, with a single ex- 
ception, during the Colonial period, when Thanksgiving did fall on 
that day of the month. 

That the journey of the father from Boston to Cambridge to ne- 
gotiate a marriage for his son was not unsuccessful, appears from the 
fact that in the following June the latter married Ruth Angier, 
daughter of Edmund Angier of Cambridge. 

The original letter f is still in a good state of preservation. But 
Mr. Fowle is mistaken in saying that it was written in red ink. The 
ink is black. The letter fills the first page of a full sheet of paper. 
On the third page, in a modern hand, is the following in red ink, 
which probably caused Mr. Fowle's error : 

This Letter from the kind leave of Isaac Mansfield Esq'^ indulged the 
Subscriber returned to the Owner. 

And on the fourth page in black ink : 

Lent to Brother Bentley July 1818. 

The second page and part of the third are covered, as Mr. Fowle 
says, with a draft of a will of William Beal, senr. It was not un- 
common for our frugal ancestors, in days when paper was scarce, to 
utilize in this way fly leaves in books, blank pages and backs of let- 
ters or anything else that could be written upon. 

But there is another letter, still earlier in date, belonging to the 
correspondence on this interesting subject. It is dated Charlestown, 
Dec. 31st, 1669, and is as follows : 

Dulce caput. 

Redditae mihi sunt pridie quae ad me dedisti hospiti literae, ex quibus 
judicium et consilium tuum facile perspexi, nee contemnendum esse puto. 
Hiberna itinera sunt semper injucunda, plerumC^ autem gravia, et molesta, 
viatori prgecipue molli et inexperto. In magnis negotijs salubris est cautela, 
mora tamen periculosa, sjEpe lethalis. Cavendum est, ne praeda, quam 
secteris, in alienos incidat casses. Num virgo sic procorum expers, et nulli 
obnoxia, me quidem prseterit. Nee res est tali indagini matura. Hoc 
unicum accepi. Multi illam petiere, ilia aversata petentes. Causam vero 
repudij prorsus ignoro. Prior morum et virtu tis fama novis ornatur testi- 
monijs, et receptae fidei authoribus. . Laudum tamen splendor hac nubecula 
obumbratur, ipsa scilicet, (asserente quadam vicina) parca nimis et tenax 
esse videtur. Quod vitium fallit specie virtutis et umbra. D^ Hamond 
inter sermones de te, et tuo conjui^io ortos, quos cum hospite vestra apud se 
pernoctante habuit, ex conjectura temere afTirmavit, Iq domi, non foras 
sponsam reperturum. Quod dictum vestra silentio excepit. Nihil prater 
auditum habeo, sed ipse vir, audiente uxore, banc fabulam recitavit. Divino 
consilio te totum trade, et coelestis providentiae vestigijs, inha^re, et ad op- 

* Mass. Col. Rec. iv. Part II. 464. 

t A heliotype copy of this letter may be found in the pamphlet entitled *«The Cheever 

50 John Partridge and his Descendants, [Jan, 

latum exitum pervenies. Nihil aliud, quod scribam, occurrit. Tui omnes 
valent, et te ex animo salutant. Plura coram, et otiosus. Yale. 

Dat : Dec : ultimo. 69. Tui amantissimus Pater 

Carolotonia. Ez : Cheevek. 

Hospiti tuo3 me omnino excusatu habe, quod ilia in equo transeuntem, 
et me comiter appellante, in aides ne quid em invitavi, putavi n. ipsa Bost : 
euntem ne descensura, instante nocte, et revera uxore condelis condendis 
occupata, nee ipsa erat visu facilis, nee domus hospitio idonea. 


For his dear son Samuel 

Cheever at 


This originalletter was enclosed in a letter dated Nov. 6 [1809], 
from the Rev. Isaac Mansfield of Marblehead, a descendant of 
Ezekiel Cheever, to the Rev. John Eliot, D.D., of Boston. It 
was found after the death of the latter, by his brother Dr. Ephraim 
Eliot of Boston, who sent it, in 1826, to the Rev. Dr. Jenks, bj 
whom it was presented to the Massachusetts Historical Society, and 
it is now in the library of that Society. 



By Geobge Homer Partridge, B.S., of Boston. 

1. JoHN^ Partridge came to Medfield from Dedham in 1653, and was 
probably accompanied by his brother William and sister Margery. He was 
in Dedham at least a year earlier than that, for on " ye 7 of ye 1 Mo. 1652 " 
he shared with others in the division of 500 acres of land. (Dedham Town 
Records, vol. iii., p. 211.) Prior to these dates, nothing concerning them 
can yet be stated with certainty. It may be well, however, for the benefit 
of those who may desire to extend their' researches to England, to call at- 
tention to the fact that in the Visitation of Essex (Harl. Soc. Pub., xiii., 
part 1, p. 465), which was made in the year 1634, the children of Captain 
John Partridge, of Navestock, were John, aged about fourteen years, Wil- 
liam, Jane and Margerett. From information obtained from the vicar of 
the parish of Navestock, in 1899, by Mr. Frank Harvey Partridge, of New 
York, it appears that, of the foregoing children, William was born in 1622, 
and Margerett in 1628. In his will, made Aug. 14, 1692, William Par- 
tridge, of Medfield, states his age as ^' about seventy years " (Suffolk Co, 
Prob. Rec, vol. xiii., p. 75). In the will of Margery Stacy, of Medfield, 
relict widow of Thomas Mason, made in 1695, the testatrix states her age 
as "about sixty and seven years " (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xx., p. 281). 
These coincidences, while they prove nothing, should, it seems to the writer, 
be given consideration in clearing up the mystery of the English origin of 
the Medfield Partridges. 

jl9Q3.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 51 

■ John and William Partridge took up their house lots in Medfield in 
f ' The bachelors Roe," now North street (Medfield Records). Their places 
were near together, and one of their neighbors in the same street was 
Thomas Mason, whom Margery Partridge married, April 23, 16e53. This 
is the first marriage recorded in Medfield (Tilden's Hist, of Medfield, p, 
429). John and William both signed the proprietors' agreement drawn, 
it is supposed, by Ralph Wheelock, the founder of Medfield (Tilden's Hist, 
of Medfield, p. 38). They appear to have been useful citizens, each serv- 
ing the town as selectman, and John being chosen clerk of the market in 
1672. In 1676, at the burning of Medfield by the Indians, John's house 
and barn were destroyed, together with a quantity of grain and several head 
of cattle (Tilden's Hist, of Medfield, p. 95). William married twice. He had 
a numerous family, and his descendants will be treated of in a subsequent 
paper. This article, which the compiler hopes at some time to extend, will 
be confined to five generations of the descendants of John Partridge. 

John Partridge married, Dec. 18, 1655, Magdalen, daughter of John and 
Magdalen Bullard, early of Watertov/n and later of Medfield. She died 
in Medfield, Dec. 27, 1677. He died May 28, 1706, and in his will, proved 
June 25 following (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xvi., pp. 158-159), men- 
tion is made of his sons John, Eleazer, Samuel and Zachariah ; his daugh- 
ter Rachel, wife of, Theophilus Clark; and three of his grandchildren, 
Eleazer and Obadiah Adams, and Hannah Rockwood. 
Children : 

JoHN,2 b. Sept. 21, 1656; d. Dec. 9, 1743. 

Hannah, b. April 15, 1658 ; d. March 8, 1680 ; m. April 2, 1679, Joseph, 
b. Medfield, 1659, d. Swansea, July 21, 1693, son of Nicholas and 
Margaret (Holbrook) Rockwood. They resided in Medfield, he 
afterwards in Swansea. One child. 

Deborah, b. Aug. 16, 1662; m. Apr. 4, 1681, John, b. Medfield, Feb. 
18, 1657, d. Medway, Mch. 1, 1751, son of Edward and Lydia (Rock- 
wood) Adams. They resided in Medfield (now Millis). Children. 

Eleazer, b. Feb. 20, 1664; d. Nov. 8, 1736. 

Abiel, b. June 13, 1667; d. July 2, 1667. 

Experience, b. June 13, 1667; d. July 5, 1667. 

Rachel, b. July 12, 1669; d. Dec. 1, 1717; m. Theophilus, b. Med- 
field, Sept. 25, 1670, d. Oct. 7, 1737, son of Benjamin and Dorcas 
(Morse) Clark. They resided in Medfield (now Rockville). Sev- 
eral children. 

Samuel, b. Feb. 22, 1671; d. Dec. 12, 1752. 

Zachariah, b. July 2, 1674; d. Sept. 23, 1716. 

Mary, d. Feb. 15, 1677. 

2. JoHN^ Partridge {John}) was born in Medfield, Sept. 21, 1656. He 
settled in what is now Millis, in 1681. He was one of the first to 
take up his residence in that portion of Medfield lying west of Charles 
river, and was active in having it set off as the town of Medway, 
in 1713 (Tilden's Hist, of Medfield, p. 451). In 1710, he was 
chosen master of a school established for residents of the west side. 
He was interested in church matters, and was a deacon of the 
Medway church (Jameson's Hist, of Medway, p. 121). He was 
present at Deerfield when news was received of the return of the 
captives taken at the Deerfield massacre, and is said to have himself 
made a copy of Benjamin Waite's letter announcing their arrival 
at Albany, which, in company with John Plimpton, Jr., he brought 
to Medfield and delivered to the Rev. John Wilson, by whom it 
was forwarded to the Governor of the Colony (Sheldon's Hist, of 
Deerfield, vol. i., p. 186; Tilden's Hist, of Medfield, p. 458). 






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52 John Partridge and his Descendants. [Jan. 

He married three times : first, Dec. 24, 1678, Elizabeth, born in 
Medfield, April 3, 1657, died July 22, 1688, daughter of Nicholas 
and Margaret (Holbrook) Rockwood ; second, Elizabeth, born in 
Medfield, March 18, 1666, died Aug. 14, 1719, daughter of Jona- 
than and Elizabeth (Fussell) Adams ; third, April 17, 1721, Hannah, 
born in Sherborn, April 18, 1663, died July 19, 1754, daughter of 
William and Mary Sheffield. He died in Medway, Dec. 9, 1743. His 
will was proved Sept. 4, 1744 (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xxxvii., 
p. 121). All his children are named. His youngest son, Stephen, 
received the homestead, but dying before his father, and the latter 
not making a new will, the property passed into the hands of Ste- 
phen's widow, who afterwards married Abner Ellis. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 13, 1679; d. Apr. 25, 1706; m. Dec. 22, 1701, 
Ebenezer, b. Medfield, April 24, 1677, d, Medway, Jan. 29, 1767, son 
of Joseph and Mary (Fairbanks) Daniel. They resided in Med- 
way. Children. 

ii. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1681; d. Feb. 14, 1754; m. Nov. 25, 1706, Eben- 
ezer, son (says Blake's Hist, of Franklin) of John and Sarah Law- 
rence, of Wrentham. He d. June 12, 1751. They resided in 
Wrentham. Children. 

6. iii. John, b. about 1683 ; d. Sept. 6, 1756. 

7. iv. Benoni, b. May 25, 1687 ; d. Dec. 26, 1769. 

Children by second wife : 

8. V. Jonathan, b. Nov. 25, 1693. 

vi. Hannah, b. Mch. 16, 1696 ; d. Oct. 12, 1751 ; m. May 7, 1713, Jeremiah, 
b. Medfield, Nov. 3, 1684, d. Medway, Nov. 16, 1771, son of Joseph 
and Mary (Fairbanks) Daniel. They resided in Medway. One 

vii. Deborah, b. Mch. 1, 1698; d. Aug. 30, 1740; m. Israel, b. Bridge- 
water, Feb. 21, 1703, son of James and Mary Keith. They resided 
in Mendon and Uxbridge. Children. 

9. viii. James, b. Oct. 8, 1700; d. Mch. 9, 1769. 

Ix. Sarah, b. Jan. 8, 1702 ; m, Mch. 13, 1723, George, b. Medfield, Jan. 
16, 1699, son of Peter and Experience (Cook) Adams. They re- 
sided in Medway until about 1735, afterwards in Wrentham. Chil- 
10. X. Stephen, b. April 16, 1706 ; d. Mch. 10, 1742. 

3. Eleazer^ Partridge {Johi^) was born in Medfield, Feb. 20, 1664. 
He inherited his father's homestead in Medfield, and resided there 
until about 1723, when he purchased a tract of land in Bellingham, 
and removed there. This property was in the vicinity of what is 
now North Bellingham, which for a century and a half was known 
as Partridgetown, and is still so designated by the oldest inhabitants. 
He married twice : first, April 25, 1692, Elizabeth, born in Medfield, 
Feb. 29, 1671, died July 4, 1704, daughter of Samuel and Eliza- 
beth (Turner) Smith; second, Apr. 9, 1705, Elizabeth, daughter of 
William and Elizabeth (Twitchell) Allen, of Medfield. She died 
Oct. 26, 1733; and he died Nov. 8, 1736. His will was proved 
Dec. 2, 1736 (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xxxiii., p. 5). Bequests 
were made to his sons Eleazer, Job, Joseph, Benjamin and Zacha- 
riah ; his daughter Abigail Clark ; and three of his grandchildren, 
Joseph Ellis, Sarah Ellis and Reuben Ellis. His children were 
born in Medfield. 

Children by first wife : 
11. i. Eleazer, 3 b. March 7, 1693. 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 53 

ii. Joseph, b. May 16, 1695; d. in infancy. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1696; d. Jan. 14, 1718; m. Dec. 12, 1716, 
Joseph, b. Medfield, Nov. 23, 1691, d. Medway, March 13, 1757, son 
of Joseph and Lydia (Lovell) Ellis. They resided in Medway. 
One son. 

12. iv. Job, b. May 19, 1698 ; d. Feb. 7, 1742. 

V. Abigail, b. March 23, 1700; d. April 17, 1750; m. Jan. 24, 1727, 
Ephraim, b. Medtield, Sept. 27, 1703, son of Samuel and Sarah 
(Pratt) Clark. They resided in Walpole. Children. 

vi. Kachel, b. March 11, 1702; d. Nov. 18, 1727; m. Nov. 26, 1723, 
David, b. Medfield, June 24, 1702, d. Bellingham, 1739, son of 
Eleazer and Mary (Metcalf) Ellis. They resided in Medfield, he 
after 1732 in Bellingham. Two children. 

vii. Silence, b. June 19, 1704; d. Oct. 31, 1704. 

Children by second wife : 

13. yiii. Joseph, b. March 15, 1706; d. June 22, 1772. 
ix. David, b. March 22, 1708; d. young. 

X. Phebe, b. Sept. 5, 1709; d. Nov. 12, 1709. 

14. xi. Benjamin, b. May 16, 1713; d. Feb. 10, 1805. 
xii. Peter, b. May 22, 1716; d. young. 

15. xiii. Zachakiah, b. March 22, 1720; d. Feb. 7, 1799. 

4. Samuel^ Partridge {Johri^) was born in Medfield, Feb. 22, 1671. 
He drew land in the Black Swamp in 1702 (Jameson's Hist, of 
Medway, p. 40). His lot lay along the Charles river in the south 
part of this tract, which, in 1713, became the town of Medway and 
is now Rockville. He took an active interest in this enterprise and 
was elected a member of the first board of selectmen. He was also a 
deacon of the Medway church (Jameson's Hist, of Medway, p. 121). 
He married, June 5, 1701, Hannah, born in Medfield, Sept. 3, 1676, 
daughter of Robert and Abigail (Eaton) Mason. She died in Med- 
way, Aug. 21, 1750; and he died there, Dec. 12, 1752. In his 
will, made Jan. 23, 1745, probated Jan. 5, 1753 (Suffolk Co. Prob. 
Rec, vol. xlvii., p. 200), he mentions his daughters Hannah Fisher, 
Mehetabel Grant, Silence Kingsbury and Thankful Partridge ; 
and his sons Samuel, Ebenezer, Joshua and Caleb. The latter was 
made executor. 

Children : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. April 6, 1702; m. (1) Feb. 2, 1725, Cornelius, b. Wren- 
tham, Sept. 29, 1692, d. April 21, 1754, son of Cornelius and Anna 
(Whitney) Fisher. They resided in Wrentham. Children. (See 
Fisher Gen.) She m. (2) Daniel Hawes of Wrentham, and was 
living Feb., 1760. 

Thankful, b. Aug. 7, 1703. 

Samuel, b. Nov. 6, 1704; d. 1774. 

Ebenezer, b. May 29, 1706; d. May 15, 1794. 

Abigail, b. Nov. 7, 1707; d. Sept. 16, 1734. 

Bp:njamin, b. March 13, 1709; d. March 13, 1709. 

Silence, b. March 13, 1709; d. March 17, 1709. 

Mehetabel, b. July 6, 1710; m. April 15, 1741, Joseph, b. Wrentham, 
Jan. 6, 1700, son of Benjamin and Priscilla Grant. She was his 
second wife. They resided in Wrentham. One or more children. 

Joshua, b. July 27, 1713; d. Jan. 19, 1795. 

Caleb, b. March 17, 1717; d. Feb. 20, 1755. He m. Phebe , 

who received one-third of his estate. No children. She m. (2) 
July 7, 1755, Joseph Ankers of Boston, 
xi. Silence, b. March 5, 1719; ra. Dec. 23, 1742, Stephen, b. Wrentham, 
July 7, 1717, d. April 23, 1754, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Stevens) 
Kingsbury. They resided in Wrentham. Children. (See Kings- 
bury Gen., incomplete regarding this family.) 













54 John Partridge and his Descendants, [Jan. 

0. Zactiartah'^ Partridge {Johri^) was born in Medfield, July 2, 1674. 
He settled near his brother Samuel in the Black Swamp (Medway), 
where land was assigned him in 1702 (Jameson's Hist, of Medway, 
p. 41). He married, June 5, 1701, Mary, born in Medfield, March 
7, 1686, died in Medway, Sept. 12, 1747, daughter of John and 
Mary (Herring) Ellis. Zachariah Partridge died Sept. 23, 1716, 
leaving no will. His widow married second, John Barber. On 
March 20, 1732, Edward Clark, John Adams and Timothy Clark, 
of Medway, were appointed " to appraise the lands and property of 
Zachariah Partridge, deceased, in order to settle the same upon his 
son Asa," who had just attained his majority (Suffolk Co, Deeds, 
vol. xxxi., p. 372). Payments were to be made to his sisters " Mary 
White, deceased, or her heirs," Magdalen Daniels, Sarah Partridge 
and Phebe Partridge ; and his mother was to retain her right of 
dower for life. On Aug. 19, 1734, Asa Partridge died, unmarried, 
and the property was later distributed among the remaining heirs. 

Children : 

i. Mary,3 b. April 11, 1702; ra. Jan, 25, 1726, Benjamin White. They 

settled in Dudley, Mass. 
ii. MagDxVLEn, b. Feb. 4, 1704; d. Oct. 13, 1780; m. Feb. 11, 1724, David, 

b. Medfleld, Feb. 21, 1699, son of Joseph Daniels. He d. Franklin, 

Nov. 19, 1781. They resided in Franklin. Children, 
iii. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1706; m. Joseph Green, 
iv. Zachariah, b. April 7, 1709; d. Aug. 21, 1718. 
V. Asa, b. March 11, 1711; d. Aug. 19,"l734. 
vi. Phebe, b. Aug. 27, 1714; m. William Smead, and removed to Upper 

Asliuelot (now Keene, N. H.). 

6. JoHN^ Partridge {John^ Johri^) was born in Medfield (now Millis), 
but the date of his birth is not recorded. He married, Feb. 3, 
1709, Anna, born in Wrentham, Oct. 2, 1689, daughter of Robert 
and Joanna Pond. She died March 6, 1756 ; and he died Sept. 6, 
1756, aged 73 years. They are buried at North Bellingham, He 
settled, soon after his marriage, in Wrentham, where he afterwards 
lived. He accumulated considerable property, as is shown by his 
will, and owned a negro slave. In his will, proved Oct. 8, 1756 
(Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. li., p. 781), he mentions children of 
his deceased daughters Anna Thayer and Esther Thayer ; and his 
children Elizabeth Hayward, John Partridge, Keziah Thayer, and 
Sarah Adams. He also refers by name to his grandchildren John 
Partridge, Chloe Thayer, and Anna Rexford, wife of William Rex- 
ford. Of his children, the oldest was born in Medfield, the others 
in Wrentham. 

Children ; 

1. Anna,* b. Dec. 14, 1709; ra. Jan. 19, 1731, Nathaniel, b. Mendon, 

Apr. 20, 1708, son of Isaac and Mary Thayer, of Mendon. They 

resided in Mendon. Children. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec, 1711; m. March 15, 1734, Samuel Hayward of 

Bellingham, where they resided. Several children. 
19. iii. John, b. June 2, 1715; d. Dec. 21, 1791. 

iv. Esther, b. Marcli 15, 1717; m. Feb. 10, 1734, Daniel Thayer of 

Bellingham. They settled in " the Gore," Oxford (now Charlton). 

Several children. 
V. Keziah, m. Dec. 24, 1739, Samnel, b. Mendon, 1713, son of Isaac 

and Mary Thayer, of Mendon. They resided in Mendon. Children. 
vi. Sakau, b. July 25, 1725 ; d. April 27, 1817 ; m. Dec. 25, 1744, Obadiah, 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 55 

b. Medway, Dec. 18, 1721, d. Jan. 2, 1803, son of Obadiah and 
Christian (Sanford) Adams. They resided in Bellinghara. (See 
Adams Gen.) Children. 

7. Benoni^ Partridge {John^ Johii^) was born in Medfield (now 

Millis), May 25, 1687. He was one of the proprietors of the town 
of Medway at its incorporation, in 1713, and took up his residence 
in the new grant, now West Medway (Jameson's Hist, of Medway, 
p. 45). His children were born there. At his death, his farm was 
divided equally between his sons Timothy and Moses. He was a 
member of the First Church of Medway. He married, July 14, 
1708, Mehetabel, born in Medfield, Sept. 10, 1689, daughter of 
Samuel and Sarah (Kendrick) Wheelock, and grand-daughter of 
Kalph Wheelock, the founder of Medfield. She died Jan. 20, 1761 ; 
and he died Dec. 26, 1769. 

Children : 

Preserved,* b. March 13, 1709. 

Thomas, b. Nov. 28, 1711 ; no further record. 

Seth, b. March 17, 1713; d. Aug. 5, 1786; m. Ruth Holbrook, of 

Medway, who d. May 27, 1789, aged 77. No children. 
Joseph, b. Aug. 22, 17i5; d. in 1753. 
David, b. May 22, 1718; d. March 16, 1742. 
MEHETABEL,'b. April 24, 1720; d. Aug. 4, 1741. 
Samuel, b. June 24, 1722; d. Sept. 7, 1741. 
Sarah, b. Sept. 27, 1724; m. March 24, 1756, Samuel, b. Wenham, 

Feb. 14, 1728, d. Sept. 25, 1797, son of Daniel and Sarah (Fuller) 

Fiske. They resided in Upton and Shelburne, Mass. (See Fiske 

Gen.) Children. 
Timothy, b. Jan. 18, 1727; d. Sept. 18, 1787. 
Eli, b. June 3, 1729. 
Moses, b. Aug. 28, 1733; d. Oct. 6, 1804. 

8, Jonathan^ Partridge {John^, John}) was born in Medfield (now 

Millis), Nov. 25, 1693. He drew land in Medway in 1713, and 
was selectman there in 1738. His farm lay about a mile north of 
Medway village. In 1742, he sold this place to his brother James, 
and removed to Sherborn. He resided there about ten years, and 
then removed to Barre, Rutland District, where he died about 1758. 
He married three times : first, Nov. 13, 1717^ Elizabeth, born in 
Framingham, July 27, 1696, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Bigelow) 
Learned. She died April 23, 1738; and he married second, Jan. 
18, 1739, Anne, daughter of John Phipps of Wrentham, and grand- 
niece of Sir William Phipps, Governor of Massachusetts (Morse's 
Hist, of Sherborn, p. 196). She died Feb. 9, 1749 ; and he mar- 
ried third, Oct. 12, 1749, Abigail Lovet of Medway. An order 
issued by the Judge of Probate for Worcester county, to the admin- 
istrator of his estate, refers to the " children of the deceased, being 
eisrhteen in number." The names of these children were endorsed 
on the back of the administrator's account (Worcester Prob., case 
45567). Thirteen were born in Medway, five in Sherborn, and two 
in Barre. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Martha,'* b. March IG, 1718; m. 1740, John, b. Medfield, 1713, son 
of Henry and Eliza])eth (Hilliard) Hooker (also spelled Hucker). 
They resided in Medfield, Medway and liutland. One or more chil- 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1720; m. (1) Samuel, b. Sherborn, Aug. 11, 










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56 John Partridge and his Descendants, [Jan. 

1710, d. May 8, 17(11, son of John and Hannah (Eockwood) Hill; 
m. (2) Nov. 27, 1771, Joseph Daniels of Needham. Children, 
iii. HuLDAH, b. July 18, 1722; m. Oct. 22, 1740, Joseph, b. Sherborn, 
Apr. 1, 1701, son of Ebenezer and Mary (White) Hill. They re- 
sided in Holliston, where he d. May 23, 1767. Children. 

25. iv. Jonathan, b. July 16, 1724. 

V. Mary, b. July 19, 1726; m. Dec. 27, 1748, Thomas, b. Medway, April 
5, 1726, d. Dec. 5, 1773, son of Daniel and Sarah (Sanford) Adams. 
They resided in Medway. (See Adams Gen.) Children. 

vi. Ede, b. April 15, 1727 ; m. Jan. 18, 1750, Nathan, b. Medfleld, Dec. 3, 
1724, son of Ebenezer and Susannah Bullard. They resided in 
Medfleld and Shrewsbury. Children. 

vii. Hannah, b. Feb. 12, 1729 ; m, March 7, 1751, Simon, b. Sherborn, Aug. 
21, 1730, d. May 10, 1790, son of William and Mehetabel (Breck) 
Leland. They resided in Sherborn. (See Leland Magazine.) Chil- 

26. viii. Jasper, b. April 15, 1732. 

ix. Learned, b. Feb. 7, 1735 ; d. young. 

27. X. Silas, b. July 22, 1737. 

Children by second wife : 

28. xi. Thaddeus, b. Nov. 28, 1739. 

29. xii. Reuben, b. Nov. 21, 1741 ; d. Aug. 21, 1801. 
xiii. Jabez, b. Nov. 21, 1741 ; d. young. 

xiv. Rhoda, b. Feb. 11, 1744; m. Aug. 11, 1763, Samuel Cobb. They re- 
sided in Holliston. Children. 

30. XV. John, b. Oct. 28, 1746. 

31. xvi. Jabez, b. Dec. 11, 1748. 

Children by third wife : 

32. xvli. Lovet, b. Sept. 13, 1750. 

33. xviii. Stephen, b. Aug. 2, 1752. 

xix. Abigail, b. Aug. 1, 1754; m. Sept. 22, 1774, Grindall, b. Mendon, 
Nov. 28, 1753, son of Seth and Anna Taft. One or more children. 

34. XX. Amariah, b. May 21, 1756. 

9. James^ Partridge {John^^ John^) was born in Medfield (now Millis), 
Oct. 8, 1700. He resided in Medway, where his children were born. 
He was in the Colonial service in 1722. In 1742, he purchased his 
brother Jonathan's farm near Medway village. He married, Jan. 
27, 1729, Keziah, born in Medway, Dec. 2, 1711, daughter of 
Malachi and Betliia (Fisher) Bullard. She died July 25. 1799 ; 
and he died March 9, 17G9. In his will, which was dated April 
23, 1762, he mentions his sons James, Malachi, Eleazer, Stephen, 
Joel and Nathan ; and his daughters Keziah Thompson, Lois Pond, 
Bethia Hixon, Elizabeth, Lydia and Chloe. The valuation of his 
estate was £509. 14s. 2d. (Suffolk Co. Prob. Kec, vol. Ixviii,, p. 19). 
Children : 

35. i. James,'* b. Oct. 10, 1730. 

36. ii. Malachi, b. Nov. 30, 1731. 

iii. Keziah, b. Nov. 12, 1733 ; m. Lieut. Moses, b. MedAvay, Dec. 23, 1728, 
son of Eleazer and Hannah Thompson. They resided in West Med- 
way, where she d. Oct. 31, 1784; and he d. June 24, 1794. Children. 

iv. Asa, b. March 6, 1735; d. April 28, 1759. 

V. Lois, b. Sept. 20, 1736; ni. July 29, 1756, Benjamin, b. Wrentham, 
March 21, 1731, son of Ichabod and Milcah (Farrington) Pond. 
He d. Dec. 27, 1809. They resided in Wrentham (now Franklin). 
(See Pond Gen.) Children. 

vi. Bethia, b. Nov. 22, 1738; m. March 15, 1759, Seth, b. Stoughton, 
1734, son of Walter and Mary (Morse) Hixon. He d. July 13^ 1821 ; 
and she d. Sept. 5, 1818. They resided in Medway. Children. 

37. vii. Eleazer, b. April 19, 1740; d. March 19, 1834. 

1903.] Jofi7i Partridge and his Descendants, 57 

viii. Lydia, b. Dec. 6, 1743; m, Samuel, b. HoUiston, Sept. 5, 1742, cl. 
Jan. 27, 1816, son of Capt. Samuel and Deborah (Morse) Bullard. 
They resided in Holliston. Children. 

38. ix. Stephen, b. June 10, 1746; d. June 14, 1818. 

39. X. Joel, b. Feb. 19, 1748; d. Feb. 13, 1823. 
xi. Eunice, b. July 26, 1749 ; d. youncj. 

40. xii. Nathan, b. March 26, 1751; d. May 25, 1785. 
xiii. Hannah, b. Sept. 19, 1753; d. Dec. 25, 1756. 
xiv. Elizabeth, d. Sept. 18, 1818; unmarried. 
XV. Chloe, b. April 11, 1756. 

10. Stephen^ Partridge {John^ JoJm^) was born in Medfield (now 

Millis), April 16, 1706. He inherited his father's homestead in 
East Medway ; and a barn supposed to have been built by him in 
1740 is still standing. He married, April 7, 1737, Mary, born in 
Wrentham, May 25, 1710, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Heaton) 
Maccane. He died March 10, 1742 ; and she married second, July 
23, 1747, Abner Ellis, 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. June 20, 1738; m. 1760, Joseph, b. Medfield, 1734, son of 

John and Rebecca (Fisher) Baxter, of Medfield. They resided in 

Medfield and Princeton. Four children, 
ii. Azuba, b. April 16, 1742; m. Dec. 25, 1765, Capt. Aaron, b. Sher- 

born, 1, 1741, son of Addington Gardner of Sherborn. They 

resided in Sherborn. Six children. 

11. Eleazer^ Partridge {Eleazer^ John}') was born in Medfield, March 

7, 1693. He settled in that portion of Dedham which, in 1724, 
became Walpole. Of the births of his children, three are recorded 
in Medfield, three in Dedham, and that of the youngest in Walpole. 
He married twice: first, April 11, 1715, Sarah Taylor, who died 
Feb., 1758; and second, Nov. 20, 1759, Ruth, born in Wrentham, 
Oct. 14, 1720, daughter of Ebenezer and Bethia Ware. He died 
in 1776, and his will, proved May 6, 1776, mentions his wife Ruth ; 
sons Elisha and Henry ; and daughters Sarah Blanchard and 
Elizabeth Morse (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. ixxv., p. 161). 
Children : 

41. i. Ellsha,"* b. March 6, 1716. 

ii. Eleazer, b. Nov. 17, 1717; d. May 6, 1752; m. Nov. 25, 1741, Je- 
mima Clark. She m. (2) Oct. 9, 1755, Jolin Fisher of Wrentham. 
• No children. 

iii. Sarah, b. April 6, 1719; m. Jan. 2, 1744, Stephen Blanchard. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1721; m. Jan. 3, 1740. Timothy, Jr., b. Ded- 
ham, April 8, 1716, son of Timothy and Mehetabel (Robbins) 
Morse. They resided in Stoughton. The Morse Memorial, p. 48, 
errs in saying she d. before 1764, and that her husband m. (2) 
Nov. 28, 1764, Lydia Fisher. She was living- in 1776, as shown by 
her father's will'. Her son, Timothy Morse, 3d, b. April 23, 1741, 
was probably the Timothy who m. Lydia Fisher. (See Morse 

V. Peter, b. May 16, 1722 ; prob. d. young. 

42. vi. Henry, b. Sept. 6, 1724. 

vii. Ezra, b. May 17, 1734; d. June 10, 1734. 

12. JoB^ Partridge [Eleazer,^ Jolni^) was born in Medfield, May 19, 

1698. He was in the Colonial service in 1722. He married twice: 
first, in- 1724, Abigail, born in Medfield, July 2.'3, 1704, died in 
Wrentham, April 1, 1728, daughter of P^benezer and Susannah 
Thompson ; and second, Feb. 28, 1729, Anne Cook of Bellingham. 

58 John Partridge and his Descendants* [Jan, 

He was drowned at Wrentham, Feb. 7, 1742. His widow was ad- 
ministratrix of his estate, which was valued at £641. lis. (Suffolk 
Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xxxvi., p. 157). She died Nov. 24, 1752, 

Child by first wife : 

i. Benoni,* b. March 24, 1726 ,- d. 1747, at Cape Breton. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Job, b. April 21, 1730; d. Jan. 22, 1742. 

iii. ANNE,.b. April 3, 1731 ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Anne, b. Feb. 19, 1733; d. May 27, 1756; m. March 26, 1755, ^t 

Cumberland, R. I., Cornelius Coolv of Wrentham. One child. 
V. Rhoda, b. April 8, 1734; d. Jan. 6, 1742. 
vi. Seth, b. March 20, 1736. A Seth Partridge, of Wrentham, m. Oct. 9, 

1760, Mercy Harding of Medway. 
43. vii. Levi, b. Sept. 22, 1739 ; d. Jan. 29, 1813. 

13. Joseph^ Partridge {Eleazer,'^ John^) was born in Medfield, March 

15, 1706. He removed with his father to Bellingham, where he 
afterwards resided. He married twice : first, Feb. 26, 1729, 
Elizabeth (or Betty), born in Medfield (now Medway), Nov, 10, 
1705, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Wheelock) Guernsey (spelled 
Garnsey). She died in Bellingham, Jan. 13, 1732 ; and he married 
second, Dec. 21, 1732, Eunice, born in Sherborn, Aug. 10, 1706, 
daughter of Jonathan and Jane (Whitney) Morse. She died Nov. 
3, 1785, " aged 80 years " (Bellingham Town Records) ; and he died 
June 22, 1722. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Keziah,* b. Jan. 22, 1730; d. Nov. 7, 1767; m. March 13, 1758, 
Epiiraim, b. Wrentliam, July 10, 1731, son of Ebenezer and Ann 
(Allen) Hill. They resided in West Medway. Children. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Diic. 24, 1731; d. Feb. 4, 1772; unmarried. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 6, 1733; m. June 23, 1762, Aaron, b. Bellingham, 
Aug. 31, 1730, son of John and Hannah Holbrook. Children. 
They resided in Bellingham. He d. April 4, 1818. 

iv. Asa, b. Oct. 23, 1736; no further record. 

V. Rachel, b. May 14, 1739 ; no further record. 

vi. Phebe, b. July 2, 1741 ; no further record. 

vii. Joseph, b. May 26, 1743; d. Oct. 7, 1746. 

viii. Peter, b. July 17, 1745; d. Oct. 8, 1746. 

ix. Rhoda, b. Oct. 17, 1748; d. Feb. 20, 1751. 

14. Benjamin^ Partridge {Eleazer^ Johii}) was born in Medfield, May 

16, 1713, He accompanied his father to Bellingham, where he 
thereafter resided. Pie married, Sept. 13, 1737, Sarah, born in 
Medfield, Nov. 24, 1716, daughter of James and Rebecca (Turner) 
Allen. She died Sept. 4, 1801 ; and he died Feb. 10, 1805. 

Children : 

Lois,^ b. June 24, 1738; d. July 8, 1738. 

Benjamin, b. Oct. 24, 1739; d. Sept. 16, 1776. 

Job, b. Feb. 28, 1741 ; d. Sept. 10, 1823. 

Sarah, b. April 10, 1744; d. July 12, 1831; m. (published Dec. 1, 
1771) Billy, b. Wrentham, March 21, 1743, d. Aug. 22, 1821, sou of 
Eleazer and Hannah Ware. They resided in Franklin. Children. 

Joseph, b. July 24, 1747'; d. May 24, 1810. 

Simeon, b. Jan. 2, 1749; d. Oct. 5, 1761. 

Aaron, b. Oct. 28, 1752 : d. Oct. 18, 1761. 

[To be continued.] 





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1903.] Our English Parent Toivns. 59 


By Oscar Fat Adajis, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Why Barnstaple should ever have borne the name of Barum has 
never been clearly ascertained, but Barum it was, and still is in the 
mouths of many of its people. The ancient Britons knew the spot 
as Tunge Abertawe, and in the Roman period it is presumed to have 
been called Artavia. The Saxons styled it Berdenstaple, and in 
Saxon Athelstan's day it had become a walled military town. In 
the Middle Ages its maritime importance was considerable, and it did 
its part to repulse the Invincible Armada in the sixteenth century. 
After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, it was the resort of hun- 
dreds of Flemish refugees, and to their influence, probably, is due 
the fact that it rose about that time to be a seat of the woollen 

It lies almost entirely on the north bank of the Taw, at the head 
of navigation, six miles from the river's mouth, just where the stream 
becomes a tidal estuary flowing west to meet the tributary Torridge. 
A semi-circular range of hills surrounds it in part, the river forming 
the chord of the arc, and there are fine views to be had of it from the 
road to Bideford and Coddon Hill, a lofty eminence in the vicinity. 

A bridge not quite as long as that at Bideford, but still of sixteen 
arches, crosses the Taw opposite the centre of the town, affording 
connection with the two railway stations on the southern bank. It 
is some seven centuries old, and is kept in repair by the income of 
bequests made for that purpose, about seven hundred pounds being 
available annually in this way. A very important institution is Barn- 
staple bridge, requiring a body of trustees to manage its affairs. 

To the right of the bridge end, as one crosses from the south, is 
the small green and shady Square, adorned by a clock tower, not 
lofty, but still of fair proportions, which commemorates the virtues 
of the late Prince Consort. Above the houses on the east side of 
the Square may be seen the pinnacled tower of Holy Trinity, a 
modern church of no particular interest, but of service here from 

♦Population: 13,058(1891). 210 miles from London (Waterloo terminus of South 
"Western Railway); 203 miles (Paddin^^ton terminus of Great Western Railway). Pa- 
rish churches: SS. Peter and Paul, rej^ister from 1588, living, a vicarar/e; St. Mary 
Magdalene, living, a vicarage; Holy Trinity, living, a perpetual curacy, St. John Bap- 
tist, living, a vicarage. Other churches and chapels: Jioman Catholic; Reformed 
Episcopal; Bible Christian; VVcsleyan ; 3 Baptist; Congregational, baptismal register 
from 1701. Schools: Grammar; lilue Coat; etc. J^ocal institutions: Athenjcum ; 
Infirmary; Literary and Scientific Institution. Market day: Friday. 3 banks. 3 
weekly papers. Corporation : mayor, 6 aldermen, 18 councillors. 


60 Om- English Parent Towns, [Jan. 

the artist's point of view, because of the excellent effect produced 
by its tower seen above and beyond the surrounding buildings. 
Along the river front to the west of the bridge is a colonnade called 
Queen Anne's Walk, adorned with a statue of that sovereign. In 
the eighteenth century Queen Anne's Walk was the exchange for 
Barnstaple merchants. Farther along by the waterside is the pro- 
menade styled the North Walk. At the bridge end is the Athenae- 
um, with a library of fifteen thousand volumes ; but attracting more 
attention by reason of its fortunate situation above the river, at the 
foot of Litchdon Street, near the Taw Vale Parade, is the long 
range of the Infirmary buildings, a local institution of a widely 
dififering character. 

The High Street, extending eastward from the river, is not a wide 
thoroughfare, but has some fine shops. Here is the Guildhall, built 
in 1826, containing some noteworthy portraits of the Corporation 
of 1738, painted by Hudson, the instructor of Sir Joshua Rey- 
nolds. In the same street is the New Market, a spacious building 
indeed, since beside its wide and lofty arcade, three hundred feet 
and more long, it contains a corn exchange and a music hall seating 
a thousand persons. In Cross Street, not far away, is the General 
Post Office. 

There are several ranges of old almshouses in Barnstaple, one, 
at least, with claims to the picturesque — the Penrose almshouses, 
built in 1627, — but the most ancient edifice to be seen is the parish 
church of Saints Peter and Paul. It is a large structure, nearly in 
the centre of the town, its outline revealing three parallel gabled 
aisles, a north transept, and a tower serving as a south one. This 
latter adjunct is topped by a curious misshapen timber spire covered 
with lead. It leans noticeably to the south, a circumstance probably 
caused by the warping of the timbers in the sun. The church is 
much shut in by neighboring buildings, and is not of especial inter- 
est architecturally. Its organ, however, is considered exceptionally 

In the churchyard is an ancient fourteenth century structure, 
once the chantry chapel of Saint Anne, but used for seven hundred 
years as the Free Grammar School. Among its pupils have been 
Thomas Harding, the tutor of Lady Jane Grey, Bishop Jewel, and 
the poet Gay. The latter was born in Barnstaple in a house yet 
standing, in Joy Street. 

In Church Street, not far from the parish church, is a large roman- 
esque Boman Catholic chapel, very modern and much more striking 
in appearance than its neighbor. The Wesley an chapel, built in 
186i), is in the Middle Pointed style, and the Beformed Episcopal 
chapel, dating from 1880, is in the First Pointed. The Congrega- 
tional chapel is a noticeably handsome structure also. In the New- 
port suburb, now included within the municipal borough, is the 
stone parish church of Saint John the Baptist, restored in 1887. 

1903.] Our English Parent Towns, 61 

Soon after the Conquest, a castle and a Cluniac priory were built 
here by Joel of Totnes, but no positive trace of either remains. A 
modern house in the North Walk is commonly thought to occupy 
the site of the first, and hence its designation of Castle House. 

Despite its rather narrow, winding streets, the town wears a 
business-like air, although outside of certain lines there is not much 
business to be done. There are potteries, it is true, for " Barum 
ware" is everywhere famous, and there are tanneries, lace, woollen, 
and glove factories ; ships ply between this port and the Baltic and 
elsewhere, and there is the three days' Barnstaple Fair in Septem- 
ber ; but business, as the term was once understood hereabout, was 
done much more gloriously under Sir Francis Drake, when Barn- 
staple men thought little of taking prize ships off the Guinea coast 
laden with chests of gold and "divers chains of gold likewise." 

Barnstaple has fewer open spaces than some other towns of its 
size, but the Square, the shady North and South Walks, and the 
Taw Vale Parade, furnish breathing spots for the townspeople ; and 
within recent years an ornamental pleasure ground called Kock 
View Park has been presented to the Corporation by one of the 
citizens, Mr. W. F. Rock, who had previously made several valu- 
able gifts to the public. With no very especial charm Barnstaple is 
attractive, the adjacent country is of interest, and within a half 
hour's ride by train is the beautiful and much frequented resort of 
Ilfracombe. The romantic little village of LynmQuth, and the 
picturesque "Lorna Doone " country, are also easily reached from 
here. The Massachusetts county and town of Barnstable, the "p" 
in the third syllable being changed to " b ", were named for the 
North Devon capital, and nowhere else in America is the name 


The manuscripts of the Corporation of Barnstaple afford much material for 
antiquaries, and those interested in the social conditions of the southwestern 
counties, from the close of the thirteenth century. They may be divided into 
four classes : Books, charters, ecclesiastical records, and miscellaneous writ- 

The books include fourteen volumes of Sessions Court Records (1581-1754) ; 
a folio volume of parish accounts (1632-1750), which includes payments of ship 
money; and a book of flues, etc., at the Courts Leet and General Sessions 

Among the miscellaneous writings are some 115 deeds of private transfers 
and confirmations of lands. 

Under date 31 August and 30 November, 1612, are four schedules tacked to- 
gether, respecting the manning, victualling and equipment of the " Mayflower" 
and " John of Braunton." Under the first date is a schedule of names " of the 
company pressed for the Mayflower." 

There are also accounts of the bailiffs of the Castle Court, for several years 
between 1647 and 1698, and of the Mayors and Receivers of the borough, be- 
tween 1648 and 1701. 

For 1651-2, there is a schedule of names headed "Barnstaple. The Free- 
gavell of the Ratement of such of the Inhabitants of this Towne as are not free 

62 Oit7' English Parent Towns. [Jan. 

Burgesses for nsinge theire trades there contrary to the charter of liberties 
granted to the Corporation of Barnestaple from the Feast of St Michael 1651 
to tlie feast of St Micliael 1652." Besides, there are Borough Court Writs, 
1653, 1657, 1658 ; and Annual Accounts for binding apprentices, 1677-1683. 

The social conditions in the west of England at the beginning of the seven- 
teenth century were similar to those of the eastern counties. 

The Corporation of Barnstaple in 1623 suppressed needless alehouses, or- 
dered no malt to be made of barley but only of oats, and the corn to be brought 
publicly to market. Notwithstanding this, the Privy Council was informed, 
" prices increase and the country grows poorer." 

The next year, 1624, the towns were over-run with wandering soldiers, who 
claimed they were returning from the Low Countries. 

One Cuogora McDouogh O'Sullivan, of Inyslahguine, Co. Kerry, who was 
arrested as a suspicious person, claimed to have come over to petition the 
Council upon wrongs concerning lands in Ireland. 

Barnstaple, as well as the South Devon ports of Plymouth, Dartmouth, etc., 
were early interested in the Newfoundland and New England fisheries and 

Under date of 17 June, 1623, in the minutes of the Council for New England, 
propositions were ofiered by Francis Weekes, on behalf of merchants of Barn- 
staple, for settling a plantation in New England. 

Four days later, answers were delivered and a promise taken under the hand 
of Weekes for the payment of £250 for a grant, which the Council were con- 
tented to pass. 

In the previous February, we find in the minutes that a "composition for 
three Barnstaple vessels, which left for the New England fisheries before the 
proclamation was known, is accepted." 

A letter from the Mayor to the Privy Council, 11 Mch., 1625, states that he 
" has stayed 11 ships bound for Newfoundland, which had not yet set out, but 
some vessels were gone before the order arrived." 

2 July, 1623, in a letter from Virginia, endorsed "To the Wors. Jno. Del- 
bridge, merchant in Barnstaple, by the way of Canada," the author " writes by 
a bark from Canada on her return thence. All his fish sold ; errors in the ac- 
counts. Hopes the Bonaventure and Success have arrived. Would to God 
that the apparel and frieze which came in the Success were turned into meal, 
oatmeal and peas. The land is destitute of food, and they pray for relief. 
Great hopes of a good harvest of corn. The Seaflower, looked for these three 
months, not yet arrived. Great crop of tobacco expected; the weather has 
been good and seasonable. Ships daily expected from Canada and Newfound- 
land, with supplies of fish for the plantation for a year. The Indians quiet; 
it is thought they have fears for their corn, which he thinks will be shortly 
destroyed. Some 13 persons went in a shallop to make peace with the infidels, 
who met them in great numbers at the river side, and after getting our English 
people in the shallop there was a watchword given, the English shot and killed 
some 40 Indians, among them Apachauiken, the commander of all the other 
Indians, and two chiefs. Hopes they may gather their crops free from the 
danger of the savages, for he has a great desire to make clear of the country." 

John Delbridge was for many years engaged in trade with America. In 
July, 1630, he freighted a small barque for Virginia and the Bermudas, but 
during her voyage a proclamation was issued that no tobacco should be landed 
in any other port than London. By reason of a leak, the owner did not dare 
risk the voyage to London, but landed at Barnstaple, and he was forced to 
petition the Council in the matter. 

26 Nov., 1632, in the minutes of the Council for New England, we find 
patents granted to Sir Christopher Gardiner, Capt. Wiggin and Mr. Delbridge 
of Barnstaple. His associate Gardiner has been fully exploited in Morton's 
Memorial. Delbridge died before 1637, as in a list of that date, of those who 
bad not paid the ship money tax at Barnstaple, appear the names of " John 
Delbridge, dead 3£ ; Richard Delbridge his son an executor 10s." 

Roger Delbridge, of Barnstaple, merchant, had transactions with New Eng- 
land, especially with liis "loving friend" Thomas Allen of Boston, New 
England, and later at Barnstable, Mass. 

In 1625, Letters of Marque were freely granted to take pirates, which were 
also the excuse for overhauling Spanish or French vessels, and other enemies 

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on the high seas, of his majesty Charles I. The *' Swallow," '' Prudence," etc., 
of Barnstaple, frequently appear in lists of these vessels. 

The borough was also well prepared for defense by land. An account of the 
muster of the trained forces of Devon, taken 14 July, 1631, shows them to 
have amounted to 6368, whereof pikes 2438, muskets 3930. This did not, how- 
ever, include Exeter, Plymouth, Dartmouth and Barnstaple. Barnstaple had a 
commission, 14 June, 1638, "to muster and trayne their trayned Band of the 
said towne consistinge of one hundred able souldiers within the precints of 
the said towne from time to time soe .often as there shalbe occasion." At that 
time it was considered that no town in that part of England was better fur- 
nished for men or arms, though "some persons out of a perverse disposition 
endeavour to cross the service by refusing to provide Arms or contribute to a 
martial rate, whilst others of the soldiers think themselves too good to be 
under command and will appear only at their pleasure." 

Reference has been made to the scarcity of corn in 1623. In the fall of 1631, 
we find that in the country about Barnstaple there was little or no corn re- 
maining at the time of harvesting. The liberty taken to transport corn into 
Ireland to relieve the famine there, and under that pretext, into foreign coun- 
tries, wholly exhausted the old store. One Witheridge of Barnstaple was 
apprehended for shipping 24 bushels of peas from the country. 

In 1634, the Mayor of Barnstaple and others wrote to the Privy Council, 
" The daily complaints of many thousands of the poorer sort of people enforce 
the writers to implore direction what course to take, for by a general refusal 
of receiving farthings there is a distraction among the poorer sort, and they 
brought into that miserable estate as they cannot get bread, beer or meat or 
other necessaries. They receive little or no other money for their work, or 
for such commodities of low price as they have used to sell, but farthings, 
which has brought their small stocks into that coin (silver being exceedingly 
scarce in the country), and now their farthings being refused, although they 
would depart with them at half their value, they have neither wherewith to 
set themselves on work nor for present relief. They pray that some course 
may be taken for redress of this general grievance." 

This state of afi"airs had been caused by the grant of a patent, on the accession 
of Charles, in 1625, for a renewal of the coinage of farthings. The patentees 
issued them in unreasonable quantities, and encouraged the circulation by 
giving twenty-one shillings in farthings for twenty in silver, and later refused 
to redeem their farthings with silver. There were also many counterfeit 
farthings in circulation. 

Many refusing to receive them in quantities, reports circulated that no 
farthings should henceforth pass, and protests were received from all parts, 
like that received from Barnstaple. Many of these farthings are still preserved 
in English collections. 

Notwithstanding this poor condition of a great part of the inhabitants, its 
mayor and aldermen had previously attempted (17 Sept., 1633) to advance an 
improvement, as shown by a programme preserved in the corporation papers, 
of " a foote post to goe weekly every tuesday morning about seaven clocke in 
the morning from the said towne of Barnstaple unto Exeter and to be there at 
the postmasters house in Exeter the Wednesday morning and there to deliver 
unto the poste which is to goe that morning toward London all such letters as 
shalbe sent him to be conveyed to London " etc. 

In 1634, we also learn that " Barnstaple is a very ancient town, of well near 
8,000 inhabitants, and has been endowed by kings and queens of this realm with 
sundry privileges, as well before the Conquest as since, and among others has 
always had the Custom House for all goods exported and imported within the 
port, and petitioners have been at great cost to erect a quay, crane, warehouses 
and cellars fit for merchants." It appears, however, that the inhabitants of 
Bideford at this time petitioned to have a Custom House, intending to draw 
ships from Barnstaple and overthrow its trade. Barnstaple had paid £2,000 
per annum for export customs, while Bideford, Northam, Instow and Westleigh 
imited paid but £20. 

In a short time we find Barnstaple desirious of lessening the tales of her 
wealth and prosperity. The Ship Money Tax, imposed by Charles on the 
country to pay for building ships for him, was levied in January, 1634-5, and 
the share of Barnstaple was £252. 4. 8, "to set forth a ship of 400 tons for the 

64 Om" English Parent Towns, [Jan. 

king." 12 Sept., 1635, there was another assessment on Devon, for a ship of 
900 tons, costing £9,000, of which £1,280 were to be furnished by the mayor 
towns of Devon, Barnstaple to contribute £150. Alexander Horwood was 
mayor, and received the writ for collection. He died, and the succeeding mayor 
was Richard Beaple, and as an excuse many refused to pay Horwood's collector, 
and doubted the right of Beaple to collect. An appeal to the king brought the 
reply that the rate must be paid, whoever collected it. 

A protest was also made as to the amount, and it was claimed that according 
to the Hundred rate Barnstaple should pay but £85 instead of £100, and that 
Exeter had caused £50 of their proportion to be transferred to Barnstaple, 
" which is a town much decayed." 

In gathering the rate the mayor states he was forced with his own hands to 
take away goods from some and imprison others. For the county rates, " men 
of greatest worth were rated least, those who had a small tenement of £20 be- 
ing rated at 20s., whilst in the south part of the county such persons pay 3d. or 
4d. in the pound at the most." There is no doubt but that this severe taxation, 
against which John Hampden so strongly spoke, and suffered trial, was the 
direct cause of a large emigration to New England at tliis period. 

But there were other causes. A petition to the Judges of the Western cir- 
cuit, from the common burgesses of Barnstaple, makes complaint that "the 
richer sort oppress the inferior inhabitants by exercising byelaws not war- 
ranteable by law, that they bring in tradesmen that never served as apprentices, 
that upon any rate they tax more than will suffice, and put the overplus to 
private uses, and ofttimes require rates for maintenance of private quarrels." 

The reason of the decay of Barnstaple as a port at this time was the pirates 
which infested the English and Irish Channels. Added to those from Algiers 
were those from Sallee, who had become very numerous and were piloted in by 
English and Irish captains, of whom they had about 2,000 in slavery. The 
owners of ships feared to send them to the fisheries or in trade, and thus the 
dues and imposts of the port were diminished. 

Among a party from Devon which sailed from Dartmouth, in 1634, bound for 
the Island of St. Christophers in the West Indies, were "John Wills in Barns- 
table a felt maker aged 35 years or thereabouts," and "Elizabeth Quicke of 
Barnstable in Devon aged 18 years." 

Barnstaple does not seem to have experienced as much excitement in re- 
ligious matters in the early part of the century as did the towns and villages in 
the east of England. 

In 1634, one John Cole, " a strange, puritanical monster," as Bishop Hall of 
Exeter wrote to Archbishop Laud, gained a reputation for skill, especially 
among women, in religious matters. He seems, however, to have been a drunk- 
ard, and an unworthy member of society. 

The incumbent of the parish church of SS Peter and Paul at the time was 
Rev. Martin Blake, who was removed during the Commonwealth, and the 
sequestered living was given to the Rev. Nathaniel Mather. 

" 3 Dec, 1656, there is an " Order — on petition of the well affected inhabitants 
of Barnstaple for an augn>entation to their minister, Nath. Mather — that the 
Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers settle an augmentation of £100 a year 
on him." Approved 23 Dec, by the Privy Council. He was a son of Rev. Richard 
Mather of Dorchester, Mass., born at Toxteth near Liverpool, England, and 
was a graduate of Harvard College in 1647. After the restoration of Charles 
II., he was ejected from the Barnstaple living, and went to Holland and was 
minister at Rotterdam. He afterwards succeeded his brother. Rev. Samuel 
Mather, who died 22 Oct., 1671, at Dublin. Nathaniel Mather later became 
minister of a congregation in London, and one of the lecturers at Pinner's Hall. 
He died 26 July, 1697, and was buried in Bunhill Fields, where his gravestone 
still stands. 

Barnstaple was one of the towns in which Huguenot refugees settled after the 
revocation of the Edict of Nantes. They were intelligent and industrious, and 
specially skilled in the woollen trade. Their religious services were held in the 
chapel of St. Anne, up to 1761, when they had become absorbed in the general 
population; but their descendants Can still be traced among the inhabitants. 

During the Civil War there was much fighting about Barnstaple. Clarendon 
pronounced it " the most miraculously fortified place that I know " ; and Prince 
Charles was sent here for some time for security, where he gave himself up to 
his usual habit of drinking. 

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A few of the old families of Barnstaple were Beaple, Chappell, Clapham, 
Prowse, Salisbury, Woodruff and Wyott. Lord Chancellor Fortesque was bora 
there in 1422. 

Of the Barnstable, Mass., families who came from the Enjjlish town, we have 
the statement in the History of Hingham, Mass. (see also Register, Yol. ii, p. 
282), that John Otis of Hingham, and later of Barnstable, was born in Barn- 
staple in 1581. 

We are certain of one Barnstaple man in Boston at an early date (1662), one 
Samuel Jewell, a mariner of the ketch " Trial" of Boston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
Vol. iv.) 

Simon Amory of Boston, freeman 1672, who died in 1677, had a wife and a 
daughter named Mary. The daughter married Benjamin Emmons, and died 8 
Oct., 1740, aged 67 years. The Boston News Letter oi 16 Oct., 1640, states " she 
was the only daughter of Capt. Simon Amory of Barnstable, in Old England, a 
worthy gentleman, member of the First Church in Boston. Her parents dying 
when she was very young, her uncle [Edward] Drinker, who was for some 
time Teacher of the Baptist Church here, took the care of her." This Amory 
family were also located at South Molton and at Bishops Nympton, near Barn- 
staple, in England. 

Thomas Adyn of Barnstable, Mass., and his brother Matthew Allyn of Cam- 
bridge, Hartford and Windsor, Conn., came from Braunton, near Barnstaple. 
(Lechmere's Note Book, p. 416; Register, xlviii, p. 496, and li, p. 212.) 

Whether Thomas Allyn was instrumental in naming the New England town 
is conjectural. To one hailing from the English locality, the fact of a situation 
on a bay may have suggested the name. 

The wife of Matthew Allyn was Margaret, daughter of John Wyatt, whose 
brother Adam was 'town clerk of Barnstaple. Another brother was Philip 
Wyatt, also a Town clerk of Barnstaple, whose Diary furnishes much of inter- 
est in that period. 

Walter Kendall Watkins. 



By William Blake Trask, A.M., assisted by Miss M. B. Fairbanks. 

[Continued from Vol. 56, page 401.] 

30. Nicholas^ Trask {Nicholas,^ John^ William^), son of Nicholas and 
Anna (Wilson) Trask, was a miller and husbandman, and resided 
in Salem and Mendon. His intention of marriage to Mary Martin 
was published in Salem, 2 Mar., 1727-8. vShe was daughter of 
Robert and Bethia (Bartlett) Martin of Marblehead. In connec- 
tion with other heirs, she sold, in 1752, her interest in the estate 
of her mother. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. 100, p. 251.) Of his chil- 
dren, only one, Nicholas,^ is positively known ; another is snpposed 
to have been Jonathan, of Mendon, who married Lydia Cullam ; 
and still another may have been Sarah, who married Robert Pigsley 
of Dighton. 
Children : 

i. Nicholas.* He was a soldier in the Colonial wars. (Annals of 
Mendon, p. 293.) He purchased land in Uxbridge in 1773, and 
was a miller in Douglas in 1779. He afterwards removed to 
Swanzey, N. H. In 1778, with his wife Comfort, he conveyed all 
his right in certain land in Mendon of which his father Nicholas 
Trask died possessed, to Jonathan Trask of said town. (Wor- 

66 Descendants of Capt. William TrasJce, [Jan. 

cester Co. Deeds, Vol. 137, p. 98.) He m., int. 29 Dec, 1763, 
Comfort Hayward of Mendon; and d. 5 Feb., 1824. His son 
Stephen,^ b. in 1764, d. 7 Aug., 1830, in Keene, N. H., m. Judith, 
b. 28 Jan., 1766, dau. of Ezekiel and Eunice (Wliite) Hunt. 

ii. Jonathan (presumably), m. Lydia Cullam ; resided in Mendon. 

iii. Sarah (presumably), ra., int. 9 Feb., 1760, Robert Pigsley of Digh- 

31. Robert* Trask {Nicholas,^ John^ WtUia'm}) was born in Salem, 

where he married, 26 Jan., 1731-2, Abigail, daughter of Joseph 
and Priscilla (Preble) Carrill, of Salem, who was born 28 Oct., 
1698. He removed to Mendon with his father, where he died. 
Abigail Trask, widow of Robert Trask of Mendon, blacksmith, re- 
signed the administration of her husband's estate to her son Eben- 
ezer Trask, 2 Feb., 1761. (Worcester Co. Probate, No. 59876.) 
The inventory amounted to £56. 186. 5d., and included about twen- 
ty-five acres of land with buildings. The children, whose names are 
learned from deeds, disposed of their interest in their father's estate, 
in 1765. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. 56, p. 201.) Abigail Trask, 
their mother, was alive in 1768, when the lands set off to her are 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer,* a cordwainer, of Smithfleld, R. I. 

ii. Daniel, a laborer, of Smithfleld, li. I< 

iii. Phebe, m., int. 17 Nov., 1763, David Aldrich of Douglas. 

iv. Robert, m., int. 16 Jan., 1766, Freelove McDaniels of Gloucester. 

V. Edward, m., int. 17 Nov., 1763, Rachel Aldrich of Douglas. 

32. Henrt^ Trask (Nicholas,^ John^ William^) appears to have continued 

his residence in Salem after the removal of his father and brothers 
to Mendon. Little is known regarding his life, — neither the record 
of his birth or death have been found, and his name does not appear 
in the transfers of property recorded in Essex Co. He owned land 
in Mendon, however, and in 1748 bought a right in a saw-mill, with 
his brother Nicholas. In 1755, he disposed of his interest in the 
estate of his sister Abigail Trask, deceased. With his wife Keziah, 
he sold to Joseph Kelley of Smithfleld, in 1758, his share in certain 
mills and in the stream on both sides of the Island, at the place 
called " Trask's Mills," with all privileges of the Island and stream, 
as given him by deed from his father Nicholas Trask. At this time 
he was styled laborer, and his residence given as Dan vers. (Wor-- 
cester Co. Deeds, vol. 45, p. 428.) 

He married, 17 Oct., 1738, Keziah, daughter of Benjamin and 
Jemima (Newhall) Very, of Salem, who was baptized 6 June, 1714. 
He was living in 1764, when he signed a deed which gives the names 
of two of his children. 

Children : 

i. Henry,* m. (1) 4 Jan., 1770, Deborah Phillips, who d. November, 

1784 ; m. (2) 2 Aug., 1789, Lydia Flint. He d. 31 Mar., 1796. 
ii. Keziah, d. unmarried, 8 Feb., 1829. 

33. Amos^ Trask ( William,'^ John^ William^ William}) was a native of 

Danvers, and followed the trade of chocolate maker. He was also 
a housewright. The administration of his estate was granted to his 
sister Mehitable Trask, 15 July, 1778, and the guardianship of liis 
young children to William Shillaber and Josiah Southwick. The 

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inventory of his estate, which in all amounted to £2688. 8s., was ta- 
ken 2 Sept., 1778. It mentioned, among other items, two chocolate 
mills and their appurtenances. He married, 16 Oct., 1764, Hannah, 
daughter of Joseph and Mary (Batter) Goldthwaite, of Salem. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,^ b. 29 June, 1766; m. 30 June, 1785, Caleb, son of Jacob 
and Anna (Purington) Osborn, who was b. 1 May, 1760, and cl. 4 
May, 1827. She d. 28 Sept., 1844. Their children were: 1. 
Hannah. 2. Caleb. 3. Abigail. 4. Mehitable. 5. Amos. 6. 
Caleb (ajjain). 7. Hitty. 8. Jacob. 

ii. Joseph, b. 28 March, 1768; m. 21 May, 1799, Mary, dau. of Thomas 
and Sarah Whittemore, who was b. 23 May, 1771, and d. 20 May, 
1821. He d. May, 1813. Their children were: 1. Abigail.^ 2. 
Abigail (a,2:ain). 3. Mary. 4. Amos. 5. Mary (a^'ain). 

iii. Abigail, b. i772 ; m. June, 1794, Benjamin, son of John and Rosina 
Barberina (Ulmeriu) Bullock, who was b. 5 Sept., 1770, and d. in 
1812. She d. 6 June, 1799. Their children were : 1. Benjamin. 
2. Abigail. 


34. William^ Trask (William,^ John^ William^ William'^), youngest son 

of William and Abi- 
»gail (Foster) Trask, 
was baptized 22 April, 
1744, by Rev. Benja- 
min Prescott, in the 
Second Church at Danvers. His youth was spent in his native town, 
and upon arriving at manhood he chose the trade of cabinet maker. 
He was sometimes styled house wright in deeds. In 1797, lie sold 
to Joseph Trask, of Danvers, his interest in one common share in 
that part of the common lands in Salem known by the name of 
*^ sheep pasture," which share belonged to his mother Abigail Trask, 
deceased. (Essex Co. Deeds, Vol. 162, p. 220.) He married, in 
1767, Martha Larrabee of Danvers, who died 4 Jan., 1791. He 
died 22 Nov., 1806. 
Children : 

i. Saeah,6 b. 4 Nov., 1767; d. 17 Dec, 1848. 

ii. Mehitable, b. 14 Sept., 1769*; d. 3 Nov., 1836. 

iii. Martha, b. 2 Nov., 1777; m. 11 April, 1799, Isaac, son of John 
and Rnsina Barberina (Ulmerin) Bullock, of Salem, who was b. 
25 Dec, 1774, and d. 13 July, 1800. She d. 11 Aug., 1866. 

iv. William, b. 27 Oct., 1780. He removed to Commercial Point, Dor- 
chester, where he erected a house near Tinean Bridge, which he 
occupied until his death. He m. (1) 4 Aug., 1811, Patience, dau. 
of John and Sarah (Blake) Pierce, who was b. 26 Dec, 1787, and 
d. 7 Dec, 1844; m. (2) 26 April, 1846, Ann, dau. of John and 
Mary (Dowse) Andrews, who was b. 17 June, 1790, and d. 24 Jan., 
1875. He d. 5 Dec, 1855. His children were : 1. William Blake,'^ 
b. 25 Nov., 1812 ; m. 25 Nov., 1844, Rebecca Clapp. (See American 
Series of Popular Biographies, Mass. Ed., 1901.) 2. John Pierce, 
b. 16 March, 1816 ; m. 4 Nov., 1861, Eveline O. Blake, b. in Wake- 
field, N. H., in 1830, d. in Boston, 22 May, 1875. He d. 4 Dec, 
1885. 3. George, b. 27 March, 1820 ; m. (1) 29 Jan., 1852, Deborah 
S. Nichols, who was b. 12 Jan., 1826, and d. 6 March, 1864; m. 
(2) 6 Nov., 1867, Mrs. Katherine H. (Robinson) Bickford. who 
was b. in Dorchester, 30 July, 1839, and d. 25 July, 1889. He d. 
28 March, 1877. 4. Joseph Stevens, b. 23 July, 1822; d. 9 Nov., 

[To be concluded.] 

* Town Record of Danvers ; the family record says 1770. 

68 Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, [Jan. 

CENTRE, MASS., FROM 1754 TO 1850. 

Communicated by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass. 

Mary | wife of [ Joel Adams, | died | Aug 14, 1847, | ^t. 46. 

Mary Ann Jones | daughter of | Asaliel and | Hannah Adams, f died 
April 10, 1831 ; | Aged 13 years & | 8 months. 

In Memory of | Richard Seaver Adams, | Son of Mr Jonas and [ Mrs 
Hannah Adams, | who died Feb 9*^ 1795 | Aged 3 years 10 months | and 
9 days. 

In I Memory of | Mr. | Phinehas Ames | who died | April 9, 1825, | 
^t 64 

Elizabeth | Dau'* of | Eleazer C. & | Mary Andrews, | died Jan. 25, 
1821, I ^t 7 yrs. 

Lucy, I wife of | Joshua Andrews, | died June 10, 1815, | ^t. 80. 

In memory of | a still born Son | of Mr. Jonas, & | Mrs. Susannah | 
Baker, who was | Born July 17th | 1804. 

In memory of | Mrs. Lucy Barker, | wife of Mr. Charles Barker, | 
who died | Sept. 9, 1813. | Mi 33. 

In IVIemory of | Mrs Abigail, | wife of Mr. | Samuel Barrett, | who died | 
March 14, 1832; | iEt 78. 

Lois, I wife of | William Bartlett, | died | Dec. 17, 1845, | ^t 84. | 

Lucy Bartlett | Daughter of | Luther & Mary Longley, | died June 16, 
1827 I Aged 15 years. 

In I Memory of | Miss Lydia Bartlett, | dau. of Mr. William | and Mrs. | 
Lois Bartlett who died Aug 9*^ | 1813 : aged 16 years | & 16 days. 

In Memory of | Mifs Mary Bartlett, | who died | Dec^ 20, 1800, | ^t 

In I Memory of | Mrs Silance Bartlett, | Relict of Mr William Bartlett, | 
who died | Oct 15 1810; | In the 93^ year | of her age 

Here | lies the body of | M^ William Bartlett, | who died Aug* 23*^ | 
1785 : I In the 71«* year of his | Age. 

In memory of | Mr. | William Bartlett. | who died | Feb. 3, 1831, | 


In Memory of | M'' Lemuel Becknell | who died Feb. the | 24*^ 1788 | 
Aged 48 years and | 8 Months. 

David Bennett | died | Dec. 5, 1821, | ^t 67. 

In I Memory of | Francis H. Bennett, | Son of Mr David & | Mrs Sarah 
Bennett, | who died 4*^ Dec. | 1806 ; in the 16 year | of his age. 

In memory of | Drusilla Bennett, daughter | of Mr. David Bennett, & | 
Sarah his wife, who died | Oct. 17, A. D. 1814. | ^t 1 year 8 months & 
17 I days. 

In memory of | Mrs. Sarah Bennett | wife of | Mr. David Bennett, | 
who died 25^^ Nov. | 1806 ; in the 50 year | of her age. 

1903,] Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, 69 

[E]liab Bolton son of | [Mr] Timothy and Mrs | [Sib]ell Bolton died | 
Sept 11, 1796 aged | 2 Years 6 months & | 17 days. 

Naley Bolton | Dan. to M^ William | & M''^ Abigail Bolton | She Died 
Feb^ 1,*^ I 1770 | Aged 4 Weeks & 6 Days. 

In Memory of | M'" William Bolton | Jun^ Who Departed | this Life 
May the 7^^ | 1780 | in the 37*^ year | of his Age. 

In Memory of | M^ William Bolton | son of | Wm & Elizabeth Bolton | 
Born in Reading | North Parish Oct 25*^ | 1721 Settled in Shirley | 
May 28*^ 1773 | Died April 30^^ 1804 | And of his Son | M"^ Timothy 
Bolton I Some time a Citizen | of this Town. (Modern stone.) 

This Stone Erected | In Memory of | M^^^ Elizabeth Bowes, j the Daugh- 
ter of I The Rev*^^ Nicholas Bowes | & M^^ Lucy his wife | Late of Bedford 
Deceased | She Died 29 of Jan^ A. D. 1787 | aged 47 years | 

Mrs. I Anna Boynton, | wife of Mr. Nath^ | Boynton, died [ Aug. 31, 
1836; I ^t. 75 ys. 9 ms. 

Mr. I Nathaniel | Boynton, | died | Nov. 16, 1838; | ^t. 75 ys. 9 ms.* 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mr. Abijah Brooks Little | Son of Wallis 
Little Esqr. | & Mrs Jene his wife. | Who died Sept. 2, 1811 : aged | 23 
years, 2 months | & 7 days. 

An Infant, | son of | Zenas and | Lydia Brown, | died Feb. 17, | 1831 ; 
^t 1 mo 

Mrs Anna | wife of | Mr. Benjamin Brown, | died | Oct. 28, 1797, | 
^t 87. I Mr Benj^ Brown, | died | Nov. 19, 1803. | ^t 95 ys. & 6 ms. | 
Miss Anna Brown | died | May 25, 1824, | ^t 82. 

In Memory of Benjamin | Brown the Son of | Mr Joseph Brown | and 
W^ Mary his Wife | who died Nov. 12 1779 | aged 5 Months & 2 days. 

In Memory of | Mrs. Esther, | wife of Dea. | Joseph Brown, | who died | 

Feb. 22, 1838 ; | ^t. 81 yrs. 9 ms. 

John Brown Son | of Dea" Joseph & | M" Mary Brown | Died March 
13**^ I 1795 aged 8 years | 9mt^ & 28 days 

Dea. I Joseph Brown | died | July 15, 1843 | ^t 96 yrs. 2 ms. | & 17 ds. 

Erected | In Memory of | M^^ Mary Brown | the wife of Deacon | 
Joseph Brown | who died April 27*^ 1790 | in the 38*^ year | of her age. 

Mrs. Mary, | wife of | Deacon Joseph Brown, | Died April 27, 1790, | 
in the 38, year | of her age. (A new stone.) 

An I infant Daughter of | Dexter & Harriot | Bruce | Died Oct. 15, 
1834, I Aged 1 day 

Anna Mariah | Daughter of | Dexter and Harriot | Bruce, [ died June 
26, 1835 I Aged 13 years. 

Norman, | son of | Dexter and Harriot | Bruce, | died Oct. 10, 1835 : | 
Aged 15 years. 

Abigail Ann Chandler [ died Oct 9, 1825, ] ^t8 yrs. | Lydia M. Chand- 
ler I died Sept 16, 1826, | ^t. 19 yrs. | They died at Lowell | and were 
reinterred in this place | Nov. 9 1854 

Lydia Chandler [ Born Dec. 19, 1774, | Died July 10, 1808. 

In memory of | Mr. | Daniel Chaplin, | who died | Aug. 31, 1831, | 
Mi. 56. 

Erected | In Memory of | Mr Jeremiah Chaplin | who died | Oct. 6, 
1819 ; I Aged 82 years. 

70 lnsc7'lptions at Shirley Centre. [Jan. 

In memory of | Mrs. | Lucy Chaplin, | wife of | Moses Chaplin, | who 
died I Feb. 25, 184G, | Mi. 69 

Lucy Ann, | dauii^hter of Moses | & Betsy K. Chaplin, | died | Dec. 
2G, 1837 ; I iEt. 3 ys. & 3 ms. 

The memory of | Miss | Mary Chaplin, | who died | March 2, 1845, | 

Moses I Chaplin, | died | Dec. 13, 1847, | ^t 77 

In memory of | Mrs Sarah Chaplin | wife of Mr. Jeremiah Chaplin, | 
who died 12 Oct. 1810, | iEt. 72. 

In memory of | Miss | Sarah Chaplin, | who died | June 20, 1849, | 
Mi. 69. 

Mr. I Moody Chase, | died | April 27, 1815, | ^t 91. | Mrs Elizabeth, | 
his wife, died f Nov. 10, 1820 | ^t 91. 

In memory of | Mr. | Hezekiah P. Clark [ who died | Nov. 8, 1833, | 
JEt. 24 ys. 8 ms. & 26 d. 

Jonas I Conant | Died March | 16, 1834 ; | ^t 16, 

James Cook | died Sept. 8, 1823 | JEt 23 yrs. 6 mos. | Edward Cook | 
died Oct. 22, 1849 | ^Et. 44 yrs. 7 mos | Sons of | Samuel & Sarah Cook. 

Erected | In memory of | Mrs Mary Cook, | widow of | Mr James 
Cook, I Who died Aug. 6th | 1807 | Aged 87. 

Samuel Cook, | died j Dec. 31, 1858 | Aged 91. | Sarah | his wife died | 
June 24, 1834, [ Aged 70. 

Here | lies buried | the Body of | Anna Davies, | Daughter of Cap* [ 
Amasa Davies of | Boston and M^^ Sara^ | his wife, who died | April y® : 
2^: 1765, I ^ two months 

In Memory of | Anna C. Davis, | Dau. of | Mr. John & | Mrs Amma 
Davis, I who died | Dec. 9, 1817 ; | JEt 17 years 9 mo. | & 13 days. 

Asa Davis | Died | May 7, 1847, | Aged 54. 

• In memory of | Lucy Davis, dau. | of Mr. John, and | Mrs Emma Dar | 
vis, who died 30 | Oct. 1802, Aged | 1 year & | 7 days. 

In Memory of | Mrs Nabby Davis, | wife of | Mr. Seth Davis, | who 
died I Sept 1, 1821 : | ^t 35 

In Memory of M""^ | Rebecca Davis wife of | M'^ Elisha Davis, Who | 
Died Nov'^ 30*^ 1782 : In | the 30**^ year of her | age. | Also Rebecca 
Their | Daughter, who died 7 days | after ; aged 8 year & | 4 month. 

In I memory of | Becca Day | Dau.^*. of M^. | Nathaniel and | M'"^ Sarah 
Day I who Died July | 30, 1787 | Aged 4 days 

Edward Day | the Son of | M''. Nathaniel Day | & Mrs Sarah his | Wife 
he Died | March 2pt 1782 | aged 3 Days. 

Mr. Joseph Day, | Died | July 15, 1847 ; | Mi. 58 ys. 7 ms. 21d. 

Lucy B, I wife of | Amos Day, | died | Dec. 23, 1856, | Mi 64. 

Lydia, | wife of | Amos Day, | Died | Mar. 9, 1836, | Mi 64. 

Mary Day, | died | March 18, 1829, [ Mi 43. 

Erected I In Memory of I Mr. I Nathaniel Day, I Who died I July 22, 
1824, I TlOt 77 

In I Memory of M«. | Nathaniel Day J^. | the Son of M^ Nathaniel and 
MRS Sarah Day ; | who Died Sept 8, 1789 | in the 15 year | of his age. 

1903.] Inscriptions at Shirley Centre » 71 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs. Sarah Day, | wife of | Mr. Nathaniel 
Day. I who died | Jan 10, 1813. | ^t 62 

Mr James Dickinson | Died | April 2, 1836, | Aged 88. 

In Memory of | James Dickinson J^ | the Son of Ens" | James and Mrs | 
Priscilla Dickinson, | who Died Dec*" 11*^ 1784 | Aged 9 year 3 weeks 
& 1 Day. 

James Dickinson, Ters. | (son of Lieut James & | M"^^ Priscilla Dickin- 
son,) died Aug^ 30*^ 1785 | Aged 6 days. 

Mrs. Priscilla | wife of | James Dickinson | Died | Dec. 17, 1842, | 

asfed 94. 

In memory of | Betsy Dodge, | daughter of Mr. | Elisha &. Mrs. | 
Eunice Dodge, | Who died 15 Dec. | J 806. Aged 10 | years & 4 months. 

Daniel Dodge | Died | Aug. 19, 1820, | aged 36 yrs. 

In Memory of, | M''^ Mary Dodge, | the Wife of | M'" Joseph Dodge) | 
She Died Nou'' y« 4*^ | 1774 | in the 71«* Year | of her age. 

In Memory of | Josiah Dodge Son of | Mr Elisha & Mrs Eunice | Dodge, 
Died Nov. 11*^ | 1795 aged 11 months | and 20 days. 

Sarah Jane | died Sept 9, 1831, | aged 15 yrs | Frances E. | died Jan. 
15, 1829, I Aged 5 ms. | Daughters of Daniel | and Betsey H. Dodge. 

In memory of | a Dau*'. of M^. John | & M^^ Susanna Dwight, | who was 
Still born | March 18, 1787. 

In I Memory of | Capt Fran« Dwight | who died Sept. 29, AD. 1816, | 

In I Memory of | Mrs Maria Dwight, | wife of | Capt. Francis Dwight | 
who died | Oct. 9, AD. 1816, | Mi 34. 

In I Memory of | Mrs. Charlotta | wife of | Mr. Phineas Fairbank | who 
died I August 2, 1815 ; | in the 40 year of | her age. 

In memory of 2 children of Mr Phineas & Mrs Charlotte Fairbank. | 
Mildred died Aug. 12, 1803, aged 1 year & 2 months | Marick died Feb. 
18, 1804, I aged 20 days. 

In Memory of | Hannah H. Earns- | worth dau. of | Mr Levi & Mrs. | 
Abigail Earns- | worth who died | 5 April 1796 | aged 12 y^ 3 m^ & 23 d, 

John I Farnsworth, | Died | Jan. 20, 1826, | ^t 54 

John I Farnsworth Jr. | Died | Aug. 8, 1833, | Mi 35. 

Jonas Farnsworth | Son of Mr Levi | & Mrs Abigail | Farnsworth died | 
March 2l8t 1797 | Aged 1 year | 7 m« & 21 d^ 

Joseph Farnsworth* | Died | Feb. 4, 1880, | MA 77 yrs. | James D. | 
Died Mar. 12, 1834, | ^t 3 yrs 6 ms. & 7 ds. | Charles S. | Died Sept 10, 
1847, I ^t. 3 yrs. 5 ms. & 24 ds. | Children of Joseph & | Rebecca Farns- 

In memory of | Maria Farnsworth [who died [ July 9, 1836; | Mi 27 
ys. & 5 ms. 

Minot Farnsworth, ] Son of Mr. Jesse & | Mrs. Sally Farnsworth | died 
Augt. 6*^ 1798 I aged 2 years 9 mts | and 18 days. 

In I memory of | JMrs Betsy Fredrick | wife of | Mr. John Fredrick. | 
who died | May 13, 1815 | Mi 22. 

* Father of the two children. 

72 Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, [Jan. 

In I memory of | Nancy Fredrick, | Daug*". of Mr. John Fredrick, | and 
Mrs. Betsey Fredrick, | who died June 16, 1815. | ^t 16 weeks & one day. 

In Memory of | Mrs Charissa Frost, wife | of Mr. Scriptm^e Frost, | who 
died May 11^^ 1794, | Aged 26 years & 5 months. 

In memory of | Calvin, | son of Mr. William | & Mrs. Arrania Gleason, [ 
who died | Aug. 27, 1827: | ^t. 17. 

John K. Going, | died | Oct, 10, | 1847, | Mi. 70 yrs. 

Here | lies the Body | of James Gordo" | Son of M"" John | Gordon and 
M"^ I Mary his wife | who died May 15*^ | 1767 aged 6 week^ 

In Memory of | Hannah, | daughter of Mr. Calvin & | Mrs Rehecca 
Green; | who died | Nov. 2, 1828: | JEt 17. 

In I Memory of | Policy Hail | Cfaughter of M^ Paul | & M'^^ Mary 
Hail I who died March | 22^^ 1778 aged 3 | years 2 months & 5 d^ 

In memory of | Mrs. Persis, | wife of Mr. Isaac Hall, | who died | Dec. 
27, 1836; I ^t, 58. 

Sarah E. | died Aug. 26, 1847, | ^t 8 ys. 5 ms. | Gilson P. | died Aug. 
30, 1847, I ^t. 3 ys. 9 mo. | Children of Isaac & | Sarah Hall. 

In I Memory of [ Mrs. | Martha Hammond, | Wife of [ Mr. Thomas 
Hammond | who died | Sept 22, 1821 | ^t 52. 

In I Memory of | Mr. | Thomas Hammond | who died | Nov 15, 1818 ; 

^t 52 

Ch^ Harlow | Died Jan 9 | 1840. | aged 22 years 

Elizabeth G. | died | Sept. 7, 1820, | aged 4 yrs. 4 ms. | James E. | 
died I Apr. 7, 1826, Aged 1 mo. 1 day. | Children of | Jabez & E. B. Harlow 

Here lies Buried 2 children | of M^. Daniel Harper and M'^^ | Rachel his 
wife I Aaron died | March 17*^ | 1776 aged 4 | years 1 month | and 18 
days I Abigail died | Feb^ 22*^ 1777 | aged 1 year 5 | month^ and | 11 days. 

Francis Harris | Delegate from Shirley | in the | First and Second | 
Sessions of the | Provincial Congress | of Massachusetts | Born 1721 Died 
1792 I Susanna Harris | his wife (Modern stone.) 

Here Lies y® | Body of | Francis Harris y® | Son of M"" Francis | Harris 
& M'-^ Susan | nah Harris his wife | who Decc^ Octo^^y^ 11'^ 1 A. D. 1756 
in y^ 5*^^ | year of his age. 

Here Lies y® Body | of Sarah Harris y® | Daughter of M^ Era | neis 
Harris & M"^^ Susanah Harris his | wife who Decc^^ Oct^^ | y® 4*^ 1756 iu 
ye Qth j year of her Age. 

Susannah Harris | dau. of Mr Francis | & Mrs Eunice Har | ris, died 
28 July I 1798, aged 3 years | & 10 months 

Mrs. Sibbel, | wife of | Loammi Hartshorn, | died | Jan. 29, 1844, | -/Et. 

In memory of | Mrs Abigail Hartwell, | wife of | Mr Reuben Ilartwell, | 
who died 15 Nov. 1803, | in the 35 year | of her age. 

Doctor Benjamin | Hartwell | Died | March 17, 1844. | ^t 85. 

In memory of | Elize Ilartwell dau. | of Mr Reuben and | Mrs Abigail 
Hartwell | who died Jan 7"' | 1795 | aged 1 year 5 | months and 19 days. 

Frederick W, [Ilartwell] | Died Sept. 27, 1847, | Mi. 3 Yrs. 1 Mo. 8 

James S. [Hartwell] Died | Aug. 28, 1849, | ^t. 41. 

1903. J Inscriptio7is at Shirley Centre. 73 


Sacred | To | the memory of Julea Hartwell | Daughter of | ^T" Pruben 
& I Mrs. Abigail Hartwell; | who died | Feb 24, 1819. | in the | 7 year 
of I her age. 

Maria Hartwell | dau. of Doct. Ben | jamin Hartwell | & Mrs Merit his 
wife, died 5 Jan. | 1797 ; aged 5 years 1 | month & 29 days. 

In memory of | Mr. Reuben ] Hartwell, | who died | Jan. 7, 1838, 
Mt 76. 

In memory of | Sophia Hartwell | daugh^ of Mr. Rubin & | Mrs Abigail 
Hartwell, | who died | Feb. 10, 1814. | iEt 10 months | & 5 days. 

In Memory of | M^^ Martha Haskell | the wife of Colonel | Henry Has- 
kell I Who Departed this | Life Sepf^. the 28^^^ 1778 | in the 35 year of 
her age. 

In Memory of | M''^ Rebecca Haskell | the Wife of | Lieut. Henry Has- 
kell I Who Departed this Life | the 8^^ of April 1772 | in the 33^ Year | 
of hir age. 

Mrs. Anna, | wife of | Mr. Thomas Hazen, | Died | Dec. 2, 1843, | ^t. 

In I Memory of | Mrs. Elizabeth Hazen, | wife of | Capt Samuel Hazen, | 
who died Sept. 11*^^ 1814; | Aged 74 years | & 6 months. 

Mr Luther | Son of | Mr Thomas and | Mrs Anna Hazen | Died | Jan 
18, 1845, I ^t. 33. 

In Memory of | I^ege Hazen Daug^ of | Cap* Samuel Hazen | & M"^^ 
Elizabeth his | Wife Who Died | March the 11, 1778 | aged 3 months. 

Samuel, son of | Lieut. Thomas and | Mrs Anna Hazen, | died April 8*^' 
1810; I aged 22 months. 

In I Memory of | Capt. Samuel Hazen, | who died | May 6, 1815 | Aged 
74 years & | 11 months. 

Erected | to the Memory of | M'' Samuel Hazen, | who died Sept. the 
20*^ I 1700 : I aged 94 years, 1 month, | and 20 days. 

In I Memory of | Mrs Sarah Hazen | who died | Aug 1«* 1794 : | ^t 96. 

Mr. I Thomas Hazen | died Nov 2, 1856, J ^t. 81 yrs. 7 mos. [ 22 days. 

Mr Thomas L. | Hazen, [ Died | Sept. 17, 1847, | ^t. 45. 

In memory of two child- | ren of Lieut. Thomas & | Mrs Anna Hazen | 
William died 31 Aug. 1807, | Aged 2 months & 26 days | Elizabeth died 
4 Jan. 1804, | Aged 29 days. 

Brigham Heald Son | of Mr. John Heald J"". | and Mrs. Policy his wife 
died 31 July 1798 | Aged 3 years one | month & 24 days. 

This Stone is Erected | In memory of | the first buried | in this yard 
Abraham Holdin | the Son of | Lieut. Simon Holdin, | and Mrs Sarah his 
wife who died 18 of | April 1754 aged 11 | mouths. 

In memory of | Capt. Asa Holdin, | who died | 23 June 1813 ; | In the 
81 year | of his age. 

Sacred | To the memory of | Mrs. Betsy H olden, | Wife of | Nathaniel 
Holden Esq | Who died | Jan. 21, 1829 ; | ^t 66 

Sacred | to the memory of | Betsy Holden | who died | May 15, 1817 ; | 
^t. 25. 

In memory of | a daughter of Mr Na | thaniel, and M"^^ Betsy | Holdin ; 
who was born | and died the 27th day | of April 1794. 

74 Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, [Jan, 

Calvin Iloldin son | of Mr Nathaniel & | Mrs Betsy Holdin, |, died Aug. 
30^^ 179G I aged 13 months & | 11 days. | 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mrs Dorothy Holdin, | Consort of | Capt. 
Asa Holdin, | who depated this life \ July 5^^ 1807 ; in the | 73 year of 
her age. 

Edward T. | Son of Jonas & | Eliza Holden | Died | May 3, 1845, | 
JEt 1 1 ys. 

Granville | Son of Nathaniel & | Catherine Holden | Died | Feb. 24, 
1847, I ^Et 5 ys, 11 ms. 

Here lies the Body | of Hezekiah Holdin | Son of M^ Simon | Holdin 
and M'** | Sarah his wife who was Drounded by [ accident July 27*^ | 1767 
aged 3 Years | 2 months & 22 Day^ 

In memory of | M}^^ Lydia Holdin Dau^ | of Capt Asa Holdin | & M" 
Dorothy his wife | who Departed this | Life July y® 31^^, 1786 | aged 14 
years 5 Months | & 21 Days { 

In memory of | Mrs. Miriam Holden, | wife of | Mr. Phinehas Holden, [ 
who died 13 July 1811, | In the 45 year of her age. 

Nathan Holden | died Apr. 13, 1807, | Aged 25 y'rs. 

Here Lies y^ body | of Nathaniel Hoi | din Son of Mr Amos | Holdin & 
Prudenc | his Wife who dep | arted this Life Mar j ch y^ 10*^^ 1755 be | 
ing one Month & | 27 days old 

Nathaniel | Holden Esq. | Died | Nov. 30, 1842. | M. 80 

Olive, I wife of | Abel L. Holden | Born 1 Nov. 2, 1803, ] Died | Aug 
2, 1842. 

In memory of | Mr. Philemon Holden, | died 19 Jan. 1810, | ^t 86. 

Here lies the Body | of Philemon Holdin | Son of M^' Philemon | and 
M""^ Luce Holdin j who died Feberuary | y^ 4**^ 1761 aged 3 | years 10 
Months j and 3 days. 

In I Memory of | Mr. Phinehas Holdin, | Who died | Nov. 25, 1814, | 
in the bb^'^^ year of his age. 

Mrs. PoUey, | wife of Mr. | Sylvanus Holden | Died | Oct. 13, 1849, | 
^t 81. 

Here lyes the Body of | M'"^ Prudence Ploldin | the wife of | M*" Amos 
Holdin I who departed this life | November y- 21*^ A. D, 1762 | In the 33^ 
year of her Age. 

Mrs. Rebecca, | wife of Mr. Luke Holden | Died | Feb. 6, 1848 ; | Aged 
55 ys. 22 ds. | Daughter of Mr Elnathan Policy | late of Leominster. 

Rhoda M. | wife of | Nathaniel Holden | died | Oct 1, 1831, ^Et. 2Q. 

In Memory of | Mrs Sarah Holdin | the Wife of | Lieut Simon Holdin | 
who Departed this | Life Jan-^ 27"* 1777 | Aged 46 year fore | Months 
& 6 Days 

In Memory of | Mrs. Sarah Holden, | widow of | Mr Stephen Holden, | 
who died 4 Feb. 1810. | Aged 90. 

Sacred | to the memory of | Mr. Simon Holdin 3*^ | who died June 9th | 
1805 in the 25 year | of his age. 

Erected | In Memory of | M"^ Stephen Holden, | who departed this Life | 
Feb 2t\ 1791 : | in the 71 Year | of his age. 

1903.] Descendants of Emynanuel Williams, 75 

Holden, the Son of, | M^ Stephen Holden Ju^ | 
who Died Jan 28*^ 1776 | aged 2 year^ 7 

In Memory of, Stephen 
& Mrs Martha his Wife 
mon^ & 20 Days. 

Mr. Sylvanus | Holden, | Died | Apr. 5, 1843, | ^t 77. 

E. Jane | Wife of | S. E. Hopkins, | Died | Oct. 10, 1847, | Aged 23 yrs. 

Lieut. Eben'' | Hopkins | died | Dec. 16, 1843; | Mt 50. 

Lucy S. Hunt, | dau. of, | Mr Thomas T. Hunt, | & Mrs. Lucy his | 
wife, died Aug. 9, | 1813 ; aged 2 years | 7 months & 9 | days. 

In I Memory of | Stratton Hunt, | Son of | Insign Calup Hunt & | 
M'^^ Lydia his wife | who died | Feb^ 27*^ 1795 j aged 1 year | and 17d. 

Jane | Elizabeth | dau. of George W. & | Sarah A Hyatt | died | Sept. 
12, 1847, I ^t 8 ms. 14 ds. 

Erected | to the Memory of | John Ivory Esq"" | who deceas'd Nov 21^*^ 
1789 I in the 60*^ year | of his age. | Erected by Mr John Ivory. 

Sarah Ivory, | daughter of Mr John, & | Mrs Lucy Ivory, died | Sep- 
tember 13"^ 1795 ; I in the 8*^' year of | her age. 

In memory of | Thomas Juory Son of, | M"^ John & M''^ Sarah Juory | 
who Departed this life | March 7*^^ 1772: Aged 2 | years 6 months & 20 


[To be coucluded.] 


By John Oliver Williams, Esq., of New York City. 

1. Emmanuel^ Williams was one of the early settlers of Taunton, Mass. 
All that is known of him is that he married Abigail Makepeace of Free- 
town, Mass., about 1703. She was daughter of William and Abigail (Tis- 
dale) Makepeace, of Freetown and Taunton, Mass. She was born Nov. 25, 
1686, and died about 1724. Emmanuel Williams died about 1719. An 
inventory of his estate was presented July 4, 1720, by Abigail Williams, 

As a fire in 1838 consumed most of the Taunton town records, and the 
early church records have disappeared, it is quite difficult to trace the early 

It is hoped that some of the numerous descendants may aid in the re- 
search for the ancestors of Emmanuel Williams. 

He was probably born at least as early as 1680, and perhaps earlier. 

Children, born in Taunton : 

2. i. John, 2 b. 1704; m. Elizabeth Caswell. 

3. ii. Geushom, b. 1706; m. X\\^. 2, 1729, Abigail Waldron. 

4. iii. Anna, b. 1708; m. William, son of John Barney. 

5. iv. Lydia, b. 1710; in. Feb. 10, 1731, John Terry of Freetown. 
v. Phebe, b. 1712. Not traced. 

vi. Simeon, b. 1716. Not traced. 

2. JoiiN^ Williams {Emmanuel}), eldest son of Emmanuel, resided in 
Taunton. His will, dated Oct. 31, 1765, proved Sept. lo, 1780, 
names ten children, John being the first, but the dates of birth do 
not appear. He married Elizabeth Caswell. 
vol. lvii. 6 

76 Descendants of Emmanuel Williams. [Jan. 

Children, born in Taunton : 

6. i. JoHN,3 jr,^ I), about 1728; m. Rhoda Crowell of Chatham, Mass. 

ii. Elijah, m. Rutii It is thought that he moved to Hardwick, 


7. ill. Lemuel, m. Sibyl Tisdale, March 15, 1764. He d. in Raynham, Mass. 

8. iv. Jacob, m. March 29, 1765, Sarah Deane; resided in Taunton, Mid- 

dleboro and Williamsburg. 

9. V. George, m. 1765, Keziah AtM''ood; resided for a time in Middleboro. 
vi. Joshua, m. 1777, Bethiah Clark of Abington ; resided for a time in 

Taunton ; moved to Maine, 
vii. Silas; moved to Maine, and m. there. 

10. viii. Abigail, d. April 8, 1801; m. Jan. 4, 1759, Joshua Shaw. 

11. Ix. Elizabeth, m. June 4, 1759, Jabez Eaton; resided in Middleboro. 

X. Rachel, d. 1788; m. Feb. 4, 1773, Jonathan French; resided in 

3. Gershom^ Williams {EmmanueT}) was born in Taunton in 1706, 

and married, Aug. 2, 1729, Abigail, daughter of Samuel Waldron 
of Dighton. He died in 1775 ; and she died April 6, 1789. 
Children, born in Dighton : 

i. Gershom,3 b. Feb. 23, 1730-1; m. Abigail Talbut of Dighton. No 

12. ii. Abigail, b. Feb. 1, 1732-3. 

13. iii. Simeon, b. March 21, 1735. 

iv. Hannah, b. June 16, 1737; m. William Holloway, Jr. 
v. Ruth, b. March 14, 1739-40; d. June 25, 1751. 

vi. Lemuel, b. Aug. 3, 1742; m. (1) Molly Jones of Dighton; m. (2) 
Abigail Briggs. 

14. vii. George, b. Sept. 28, 1744. 

viii. David, b. Oct. 24, 1746; m. Jan. 1, 1775, Lois Webster, 
ix. John, b. July 16, 1749. 

15. X. Jonathan, b. Aug. 21, 1751. 

xi. Ruth, b. Oct. 10, 1753; m. Daniel Hayford. 

These children, excepting the first Ruth, are named in his will, 
dated Sept. 9, proved Nov. 17, 1775. 

4. Anna^ "Williams {Emmanuel^), born in Taunton in 1708, married 

William Barney, son of John Barney. 

Children, born in Taunton : 

i. William Barney. 

ii. Jonathan Barney. 

iii. Anna Barney. 

iv. Sibyl Barney, m. Ephriara Pray of Berkeley, Nov. 14, 1763. 

These were the surviving children, but the order of their births 
is unknown. 

5. Lydia^ Williams {Emmanuel^), born in Taunton in 1710, married 

Feb. 10, 1731, or 1732, John Terry of Freetown. 

Children, born in Freetown : 

i. Rachel Terry, b. Sept. 8, 1732; m. Jan. 10, 1754, John Crane of 

ii. Hannah Terry, b. Nov. 30, 1734; m. July 30, 1761, Job Payne of 

iii. Lydia Terry, b. June 13, 1736; unmarried; non compos mentis; 

d. Jan. 27, 1823. 
iv. John Terry, b. May 23, 1738 ; m. Feb. 19, 1767, Mary Winslow of 

V. Zei'haniah Terry, b. July 23, 1740; m. in 1770, Hope Hathaway 

of Freetown. 

1903.] Descendants of Emmanuel Williams, 77 

vi. Welthea Terry, b. April 15, 1743; m. Feb. 9, 1763, Thomas Jones 

of Digliton. 
vil. Ebenezer Terry, b. June 4, 1747; m. Olive Mason; d. Feb. 11, 

viii. Silas Terry, b. Sept. 3, 1750; d. unmarried, 
ix. Job Terry, b. Aug. 11, 1753; m. in 1781, Rebecca Winslow. 

A deed dated March 23, 1733 (Taunton Records, Book 26, p. 71), 
shows that Lydia, wife of John Terry, of Freetown, blacksmith, was 
daughter of '' Emmanuel Williams of Taunton, deceased." 

6. JoHN^ Williams {John,'^ Emmanuel^), born in Taunton, Mass., about 
1728-30 ; died Dec. 17, 1802 or 4 ; married Rhoda Crowell of Chat- 
ham, Mass., who was born about 1731-3, and died Feb. 22, 1814. He 
is described as of Rochester, in his father's will, dated Oct. 31, 1765, 
by which a deed of lands to him is confirmed : " the said land lies 
part in Middleboro, and part in Rochester in the County of Ply- 
mouth, and consists of 80 or 90 acres." He lived a while in 
Middleboro, and afterwards moved to Williamsburg, Mass., where 
he died, in his 74th year. She died Feb. 22, 1814, in her 81st year. 

Children, born in Rochester and Middleboro : 

Abigail,* d. in infancv. 

John, b. April 23, 1755 ; m. in 1780, Mercy Weeks of Brookfield. 

Abner, m. Elizabeth Starks of Bennington, Vt. He d. March 17, 

Lucy, b. May 17, 1760 ; m. Nathan Starks of Goshen. She d. June 1, 

Abigail, b. July 5, 1762; m. John Stearns of Goshen. He d. April 

14, 1801 ; she d. June 22, 1804. 
Jonah, b. June 9, 1765; m. Jan. 26, 1791, Anna Graves of Halifax. 

He d. Dec. 24, 1824. 
vii. Abisha, m. April 7, 1822, Ester Kingsley. Children: 1. Mary,^ b. 

Oct. 29, 1822. 2. Lewis, b. July 28, 1826. He moved to Ohio, and 

probably had other children. 

21. viii. Gross, b. Jan. 31, 1771 ; ra. March 7, 1796, Polly, dau. of Stephen 


22. ix. Joseph, b. Sept. 22, 1773; m. (1) in 1795, Truesdale; m. (2) 

Submit Gray. 

John^ Williams, of Williamsburg, was a merchant, hotel proprie- 
tor, and Justice of the Peace, and one of the founders and chief 
supporters of the Baptist Church, of which he lived and died a 
consistent member. 

Note by Josiah Hayden Druramond : — 

"The author of the History of Goshen and Williamsburg, Mass., Barrus 
(1881), p. 183, erroneously says that the Williamses of Goshen and Williams- 
burg are descendants of Richard of Taunton, through John,* John, ^ Benjamin, ^ 
Richard.^ He says further, that John,* born in 1728, resided in Middleboro, 
but moved to Williamsburg, and died there in 1802. Some of the descendants 
have been misled by this, and make the claim that John,* or John,^ moved to 
Williamsburg. John, son of John who did move there, says: 'John Williams, 
my father, was born in Taunton, Mass., moved to Middleboro, and when about 
forty years old left Middleboro and moved to Williamsburg, and then lived 
until Dec. 17, 1804 (1802?), then died in the 74th year of his age. Rhoda Wil- 
liams, my mother, was born in Chatham Cape Cod, Mass., and came to live 
with my father in Middleboro, and there lived about twenty years, and then 
moved to Williamsburg, and died Feb. 22, 1814, in the 85th year of her age.' 

In Richard's line there were two Johns^. First, John' (Nathaniel^), born 
Aug. 27, 1675. He had a son, John,* born Oct. 31, 1708, who died unmarried as 
early as 1736. Second, John^ (Benjamin^;, born March 27, 1699, married Abi- 





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78 Descendants of Emmanuel Williams* [Jan. 

sail King, lived in Easton on land inherited from Benjamin, ^ and died there 
Oct. 16, 1756. He had a son, John,* Sept. 2, 1756, wlio died unmarried in 1782. 
(Probate Records, Vol. 27, p. 425.) 

A comparison of these dates shows conclusively the error into which the 
historian felL"* 

7. Lemuel^ Willia^ms {John^ Emmanuel}), born in Taunton, married 

March 15, 1764, Sibyl Tisdale of Raynham, daughter of Joseph 

Tisdale, Jr., and granddaughter of Capt. Joseph Tisdale. 

Children, born in Raynham : 

i. Lemuel,* b. Dec, 1764; d. unmarried, Jan. 20, 1814, aged 49. 
ii. Sibyl, b. in Taunton or Raynham; m. Sept. 17, 1795, Elkanah Tall- 
man of New Bedford, 
iii. Elizabeth, d. unmarried, after 1810. 
iv. Richard, b. Dec, 1782. 
Y. Charity, b. Aug. 6, 1785. 

8. Jacob^ Williams {Johnf Emmanuel}) , born in Taunton, married Oct. 

29, 1765, Sarah Deane of Raynham, daughter of Joseph and Kath- 
arine (Willis) Deane, who was born June 25, 1743. He moved to 
Barre. He died May 20, 1810. 

Children, born in Taunton and Middleboro : 

i. Charity,* b. 1768. 

ii. Katharine, b. 1770; d. unmarried. 

iii. Lucy, b. 1773. 

iv. Sally, b. 1775. 

V. Hannah, b. perhaps in Barre, March 24, 1777. 

9. George^ Williams {John^ Emmanuel}), born in Taunton, married in 

1765, Keziah Atwood of Plympton. She had a brother William, 
and her mother, Abigail, died May 16, 1782. 
Children, born in Middleboro : 

i. George,'^ b. May 8, 1767. 
ii. Keziah, b. Feb. 14, 1771. 
iii. John, b. Sept. 30, 1774. 

10. Abigail^ Williams {John^ Emmanuel^), born in Taunton in 1730, 

married Jan. 4, 1759, Joshua Shaw of Middleboro. They moved to 
Easton, where he died; and she died April 8, 1801. 
Children, born in Middleboro : 

i. Abigail Shaw, b. April 26, 1762. 

ii. Joshua Shaw, b. April 31, 1764; m. Phebe Reed. 

iii. Eliphalet Shaw, b. Oct. 10, 1766. 

iv. Ezra Shaw, b. Feb. 17, 1768.' 

V. Nicholas Shaw, b. July 8, 1770. 

11. Elizabeth^ Williams (^John^ Emmanuel^), born in Taunton, married 

June 4, 1759, Jabez Eaton of Titicut, who was born in 1781, son 
of Francis Eaton of Kingston, fourth in descent from the Francis 
who came in the "Mayflower," and from Thankful Alden, fourth 
in descent from John and Priscilla. They had children born in 
Titicut and Middleboro. 

* The compiler first started investigation in the line of these statements about 1890, 
and corresponded with Capt. John D. W. Hall of the Old Colony Historical Society 
of Taunton, who interested Elisha C. Leonard of New Bedford, and Mr. Josiah H. 
Drummond in the line of Emmanuel Williams. The compiler also has a letter from 
Lucius Manlius Boltwood, historian and genealogist, connected with this line, stating 
that he was not aware until 1894 that he belonged to Emmanuel's line, instead of 

1903.] Descendants of Emmayiuel Williams, 79 

12. Abigail^ Williams {Gershom^ Emmanuef^), born in Dighton, Feb. 

1, 1732-3, married Dec. 20, 1753, John Briggs of Berkeley, as his 
second wife. He died March 11, 1796, in his 76th year. 
Children, born in Berkeley : 

i. Job Briggs, b. July 1, 1754; m. Lydia Bric^a^s, March 10, 1793. 

ii. Tabitha Briggs, b. Jan. 24, 1757; ra. David Strange, Sept. 20, 1792. 

iii. Abigail Briggs, b. Jan. 4, 1761 ; m, Simeon Webster, Jan. 15, 1793. 

iv. Joel Briggs, b. March 24, 1764; d. following Oct. 

V. Wealthy Briggs, b. Dec. 8, 1765. 

vi. Gershom Briggs, b. Feb. 8, 1768 ; m. Bathsheba Atwood, pub. Nov. 
19, 1785 ; d. July 3, 1805. 

13. Simeon' Williams {Gershom^ Emmanuel^)^ born in Dighton, March 

21, 1735, married Silence, daughter of Josiah and Sarah (Gooding) 
Talbut. He died in Dighton, June 4, 1800. She died Aug. 26, 

Children, born in Dighton : 

i. Simeon,* b. Nov. 29, 1758. 

ii. Joshua, b. July 4, 1760. 

iii. Deborah, b. April 29, 1762. 

iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 3, 1764. 

v. Rebecca, b. Dec. 28, 1766. 

vi. Jared, b. April 4, 1769. 

vii. Welthea, b. Dec. 5, 1771. 

viii. Sally, b. July 31, 1774. 

ix. Polly, b.' Sept. 13, 1778. 

14. George^ Williams {Gershom^ Emmanuel}), born in Dighton, Sept. 

28, 1744, married Oct. 27, 1768, Mercy Paull. He died Jan. 1, 
1802. She died April 28, 1830. 
Children, born in Dighton : 

i. Mercy,* b. Feb. 12, 1770; d. Oct. 23, 1785. 

ii. George, b. April 4, 1772; m. Charlotte Peck. 

iii. William, b. June 15, 1774. 

iv. Abigail, b. March 9, 1777; d. Feb. 4, 1779. 

V. Zebedee, b. Dec. 12, 1780. 

vi. Abigail, b. June 30, 1782. 

vii. Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 1785; m. Shubael Peck. 

viii. Jeremiah, b. Aug. 5, 1787. 

ix. Seth, b. March 24, 1790. 

X. Mercy, b. Nov. 22, 1793; d. July 13, 1802. 

xi. Candace, b. Sept. 27, 1796. 

15. Jonathan^ Williams (Gershom,^ Emmanuel^), born in Dighton, 

Aug. 21, 1751, married May, 1777, Phebe, daughter of Simeon Reed, 
who was born Feb. 22, 1757. He died Feb. 12, 1837 ; and she 
died March 8, 1839. 

Children, born in Dighton : 

i. Jonathan,* b. March 20, 1779 ; d. in infancy. 

ii. Phebe, b. Jan. 19, 1781. 

iii. Hannah, b. Aug. 19, 1783. 

iv. Jonathan, b. March 30, 1786; d. in infancy. 

V. Deborah, b. March 12, 1789. 

vi. Betsey, b. Sept. 17, 1792. 

vii. Delight, b. March 15, 1796. 

viii. Leonard, b. April 2, 1800. 

16. JoHN^ Williams (John,^ John^ Emmanuel}), born in Rochester or 

Middleboro, April 23, 1755, married in 1780, Mercy, daughter of 

80 Descendants of Emmanuel Williams. [Jan, 

Capt. Thomas Weeks of Goshen, Brookfield and Greenwich, Mass., 
who was born April 18, 1762. He died Nov. 15, 1834; and she 
died June 29, 1855. Capt, Thomas Weeks married Mercy Hinck- 
ley, descendant of Gov. Thomas Hinckley. Her father. Job Hinck- 
ley, married Sarah Tufts, descendant of Gov. Thomas Dudley and 
Gov. Bradstreet, of Mass., and of Rev. Seaborn Cotton. John^ 
Williams lived in Goshen, where he was proprietor of the hotel and 
store, and was the first postmaster of the town. 
Children, born in Goshen : 

i. Hannah,* b. Dec. 16, 1780; m. (1) Thomas Porter; m. (2) Capt. 

Nathaniel Tower, Jan. 28, 1819; d. Dec. 31, 1861. 
li. Sally, b. Aug. 24, 1782; d. unmarried, July 30, 1870. 
ill. Isaac, b. Feb. 24, 1784; ra. Polly Burgess, Nov. 4, 1806; d. Sept. 8, 

1807. She m. second, Stephen Wliituey. 
iv. Mercy, b. Aug. 17, 1785; m. Beuj. W. Miller, Oct. 4, 1809; d. Dec. 

10, 1876, in Brattleboro, Vt. 
V. John, b. Sept. 16, 1787; d. Sept. 10, 1788. 
23. vi. John, b. April 6, 1789; m. Oct. 3, 1815, Obedience, dau. of Rev. Asa 

Todd, a soldier in the Revolution ; d. April 4, 1879. 
vii. Seth, b. May 9, 1791 ; m. (1) Sarah Burgess, May 20, 1813; m. (2) 

Mrs. Sarah O. Kellogg, Oct. 6, 1845; m. (3) Louise Sanders; d. 

Dec. 23, 1860. 
viii. Clarissa, b. March 29, 1793; d. May 12, 1802. 
Ix. Eunice, b. Feb. 28, 1795; m. Freeman Coffin; d. June 23, 1826. 
X. Levi, b. April 4, 1797; m. Harriet Arms; d. in Cincinnati, June 28, 

xi. Thomas, b. Jan. 4, 1799; d. Aug. 17, 1799. 
xii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1800; ra. Guv Markham, June 2, 1835. 
xiii. Clarissa, b. Aug. 29, 1802; d. Dec. 25, 1803. 
xiv. George, b. Oct. 23, 1804; d. unmarried, March 1, 1824. 
XV. Hinckley, b. Dec. 7, 1806; m. Jan. 8, 1833, P^lvira Armemin, dau. of 

Hon. Solomon and Eunice (Jewett) Wright, who was b. in Pownal, 

Vt., July 19, 1808. He d. in Goshen, Oct. 31, 1888. 

17. Abner^ Williams (Johti,^ John,^ Emmanuel^), born in Rochester or 

Middleboro, marrietl Elizabeth Starks of Bennington, Vt. He died 
March 17, 1807 ; and she died Feb. 12, 1806. 
Children, born in Williamsburg : 

i. Eunice,* b. Sept. 14, 1783. 

ii. Phineas, b. June 25, 1785; m. Sally . He d. Aug. 23, 1825. 

They had four children, b. in Williamsburg, 
iii. Lois, b. Dec. 14, 1787. 
iv. Senath, b. April 25, 1789; d Aug. 1, 1789. 
V. Lavina, b. Oct. 2, 1791; d. Dec. 3, 1791. 
vi. Prince, b. Feb. 18, 1794; m. Jan. 11, 1816, Asenath Skiff. They had 

one child: Henry Wolcott,^b. Oct. 31, 1816. 
vii. Susanna, b. Sept. 25, 1796 (last figure not certain, worn off on town 

record) . 

18. LuCY^ Williams {Johnf Jolin^^ Emmanuel^) ^ born in Rochester, May 

17, 1760, married Nathan Starks of Goshen. She died June 1, 

Children, born in Williamsburgh (the last four dates are not cer- 
tain, as the last figure in each is badly worn in the record) : 

i. MosEs Starks, b. April 14, 1780. 

ii. Rhoda Starks, b. April 6, 1782. 

iii. Abigail Starks, b. June 5, 1784. 

iv. William Starks, b. Aug. 13, 1786. 

V. LucENDA Starks, b. June 23, 1788. 

vi. Betsey Starks, b. March 3, 1790. 

1903.] Descendants of Emmanuel Williams. 81 

I J9. Abigail* Williams {John^ John^ Emmanuel})^ born in Rochester 
or Middleboro, April 17, 1762, married John Stearns of Goshen. 
He died April 14, 1801 ; and she died Jan. 22, 1804. 
Children, born in Goshen : 

i. Abigail Stearns, b. March 14, 1791. 
ii. John Stearns, b. June 21, 1793. 

iii. Abishai Stearns, b. March 12, 1796. Lived and died in Williams- 
burg. Had a dau. who m. John Woodward of Northampton, Mass. 

20. JoNAH^ Williams (John^ John,^ Emmanuel})^ born in Rochester or 

Middleboro, June 9, 1765, married Jan. 26, 1791, Anna Graves of 
Halifax. He died Dec. 24, 1824. 
Child, born in Goshen : 
i. Artemas,* b. April 30, 1792; d. in So. Deerfleld, Feb. 9, 1881. 

21. Gross^ Williams {John,^ John^^ Emmanuel^), born in Middleboro, 

Jan. 31, 1771, married March 7, 1796, Polly, daughter of Stephen 
Washburn of Williamsburg, Mass., and sister of the wife of Rev. 
Hosea Ballon. He died Dec. 21, 1846 ; and she died Aug. 22, 1851. 
Children, born in Williamsburg : 

i. Gross,* b. Jan. 23, 1797; d. Feb. 18, 1797. 

ii. Elvira, b. Oct. 3, 1798. 

iii. Sarah, b. May 4, 1800; d. Sept. 28, 1802. 

iv. John, b. Feb. 13, 1803; d. Aug. 13, 1806. 

V. Arabella, b. Jan. 6, 1805. 

vi. Benjamin, b. March 27, 1807. 

vii. Stephen, b. Jan. 8, 1809 ; d. June 10, 1809. 

viii. Collins, b. Jan. 3, 1810; d. Dec. 25, 1811. 

ix. Charles Allen, b. Nov. 3, 1811. 

X. Lewis Lyman, b. Nov. 9, 1813. 

xi. William Henry, b. Jan. 26, 1816. 

xii. Mary Ann, b. Dec. 8, 1819. 

. 22. Joseph^ Williams (John,^ John^ Emmanuel}), born in Middleboro, 
Sept. 22, 1773, married first, in 1795, Rebeckah, daughter of Eben- 
ezer Truesdale. She died Dec. 18, 1803 ; and he married second, 
Sept. 19, 1805, Submit, daughter of Robert Gray. He died July 
27, 1841 ; and she died April 7, 1844. 

Children by first wife, born in Williamsburg : 

i. Ebenezer,* b. April 23, 1796. 

ii. Prescott, b. Sept. 6, 1797; d. in Georgia, Dec. 17, 1819. 

iii. Khoda, b. Nov. 9, 1799 ; d. Oct. 10, 1810. 

iv. Horace, b. April 22, 1802. 

Children by second wife : 

^: I Twin sons, b. April 9, 1806 ; d. same day. 

vii. John, b. April 11, 1807. 

viii. Robert, b. Dec. 2, 1808. 

ix. Joseph, b. April 26, 1811. 

X. Rebeckah, b. March 15, 1813. 

xi. Eliot, b. April 3, 1815; d. Aprils, 1815. 

xii. Abner, b. Feb. 3, 1817; d. Feb. 5, 1817. 

xiii. Prescott, b. Oct. 19, 1819. 

xiv. Rhoda, b. June 9, 1821. 

XV. Susan Wood, b. Feb. 25, 1827. 

23. JoHN^ Williams {John,^ John^\fohn^ Emmanuel}), born in Goshen, 
April 6, 1789, married Oct. 3, 1815, Obedience, daughter of Asa 

82 Ttecords of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

and Abigail (Bishop) Todd, who was horn Sept. 26, 1796. He died 
April 4, 1879; and she died Aug. 25, 1884. They had children 
born in Ashfield, Mass., whose names, etc., can be obtained of the 
compiler, as his father, John Hinckley^ Williams, was son of the 

The records of others in the fifth and succeeding generations, in all the 
foregoing lines, may be obtained of Josiah Hayden Drummond, Portland, 
Me., of the Old Colony Historical Society, Taunton, Mass., or of the com- 
piler, 22 W. 19th St., New York City. 

It is hoped that some descendant of EmmanueP Williams will be able to 
devote time and money to publishing a complete genealogy of the descend- 
ants. Much of the data in this article was obtained through the efforts of 
Mr. Elisha C. Leonard and Mr. J. H. Drummond, to whom the credit is due. 



Communicated by George C. Turner, Esq., of Norwell. 


A Catalogue of the names of all such as have beene baptized by Guilulmo 
Wetherell* pastor to y^ Church since his election into office in Septbre : 1645. 

Anno : 1645. 

Sarah y® daughter of Will Wetherell ) 

Hopestill y® sonn of Elisha Besby >- Septbr y® 7. 

Thomas y® sonn of Thomas King ) 

Deborah y® daughter ) ^ >^ ^HT"^^ ^ ) 

-rw . 1 / ^ h of Geortre Willard { o ^ i a 

Daniel y^ Sonne ) ° >• Sept. 14, 

Hannah y® daughter of Wil Brook ) 

Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, sons of Rob* Studson : Oct : 5. 

Joshua y® sonn of Geo : Willard Novemb. 2. 

Joanna y^ daughter of Ephraim Kempton. Novemb. 9. 

Sarah, Joseph, Hanna, y® children of WU Randall Novemb. 23. 

John ye sonn of Elisha Besby " Decemb. 21. 

Samuel y® son of Resolved White 

Rebecca y^ daughter of Tho : Lappham ^ March 15 

Sarah y® daughter of John Stockbridge 

Anno: 1646 1646 

Nathaniel y® sonne of Will : Brook March 29. 

Elizabeth I* ^^ ^^'^ ^ daughter of Thomas Starr June ; 7 

Hanna y^ daughter of widdow Hatch June. 14. 

* The earliest records in the pastor's owp handwriting give his name as Wetherell. 
Mr. Deane, in his History of Scituate, spells the name Witherell in almost every in- 
stance. Perhaps the pastor later changed the "e" to "i." 

1903.] Records of Second Church of Scitiiate* 


o 1 > y® dauo-hters of Gilbert Brook 

Sarah j •' ^ 

Samuel y® son of Robt Studson 

Lydia y^ daughter of George Sutton 

Hanna y^ daughter of William Wetherell 

William y^ sonne of James Torry 


Mary and William y® children of WUm Parker 
William y® sonn of James Adams 
Martha y^ daughter of William Parker 
Hesther y^ daughter of John Stockbridge 
Resolved y^ sonn of Resolved White 
Patience y® daughter of Ephraim Kempton 
Mary y® daughter of William Brook 
William y® son of William Randall 
Daniel y^ sonn of Thomas King 


Nathaniel y® sonn of Abraham Prebble 
John y® sonn of Robt Studson 
Mary y*^ daughter of Elisha Besby 
Joseph y® sonn of Thomas Lappham 
Sarah y^ daughter of George Sutton 


Joseph y^ sonn of James Torry 

Joseph y® sonn of Richard Garret 

Ephraim y® sonne of Ephraim Kempton 

Jonathan ) ^ t i m 

T u r ye sonns oi John lurner senior 

Joseph j '^ 

Patience y® daughter of William Parker 

Anna y^ daughter of James Adams 

Anna y® daughter of Resolved White 

Mary y® daughter of Gilbert Brook ^ 

Elizabeth y*^ daughter of Thomas Courtis 

John y® sonn of James Baits 

Margaret y® daughter of George Bastow 

1650. • 

Naomi y® daughter of Richard Sylvester 

John y^ sonne of William Randall 

Eunice y® daughter of Robt Studson 

Sarah the daughter of Thomas King ) 

Sarah y® daughter of WUm Brook j 

Rachel y^ daughter of Gilbert Brook 

Deborah y^ daughter of William Bastow 

Sarah y*' daughter of George Sutton 

Nathaniel y® sonne of Mr Joseph Tilden 

Ezekiell ye son of John Turner senior 

Manasseh y^ sonne of Ephraim Kempton 

Hannah y^ daughter of Walter Hatch 

John: Hannah: )i.i-, jti-t* 

Sa h ]^( fh f <^bildren of John Bryant 

June 21. 

July. 12 : 
Sept. 13. 
Febr. 28. 
March. 21. 

May— 16. 
May, 23. 
June 13. 
July— 11. 
Novemb. 14 
Novemb. 21. 
Novemb. 28. 
Jan. 2. 
P^ebr. 13. 

Apr. 9. 
May. 7. 
Sept. 10. 
Sept. 24. 
Decemb. 3. 

March. 25. 
Apr. 1. 
Apr. 8. 


May. 6. 

May 20. 
June. 10. 
July. 15. 
Aug. 19. 
Octob. 7. 
Febr. 24. 

Apr. 14. 
Apr. 28. 
May. 19. 

May. 26. 

July. 7. 
Aug. 18. 
Sept. 15. 
Septr. 29. 
January. 19. 
Febr : 9 : 
Mar. 23. 

Mar. 23. 


Records of Second Church of Scituate, 



Richard y^ sonne of James Adams 

Martha y" Daughter of Elisha Besbye 

Mary \ 

Elizab. >- y® daughters of Henry Adverd 

Sarah ) 

Damaris y® daughter of James Torry 

John the sonn of Richard Garrett 

Martha y^ daughter of John Bryant 

Lois y® daughter of Robt Studson 


Experience y® daughter of Henry Adverd, 
Jt remiah y^ son of Jeremy Burroughs 
M riam y^ daughter of William Brooks 
John y® sonne of Thomas King 

TTI' i~Th I y^ daughters of Richard Courtis 

Elizabeth y^ daughter of Resolved White 
Phebe y® daughter of Gilbert Brooke 
Mary y® daughter of Wll Hatch ) 
William y^ sonne of Wll Bastow ) 
Elizabeth y^ Daughter of Wll Randall 
John y® sonne of Mr Joseph Tilden 
Lydia y® daughter of John Turner senior 

John y® sonne of Humphrey Johnson 
George y^ sonne of George Bastow (deceased at Cambridge) 
Elizabeth y*^ daughter of Geo Sutton 
Samuel y® sonne of Walter Hatch 
Mary y® daughter of James Adams 
John y^ sonne of Richard Courtis 
Robert y® sonne of Robt Studson 
Samuel y® sonne of John Bryant 
Thomas y^ sonne of Thomas Robinson 
John y® sonne of Jeremy Burrouges 
Phoebe y® daughter of William Hatch 

Apr. 27. 
Apr. 27. 

June 29 : 

Novemb. 2. 
Novemb. 30. 
March : 7, 
March. 21. 

Apr : 18. 
May. 23. 

June 6. 
June 27. 

July 4. 

July 4. 
Septbr 5. 

Octob : 3. 

Octob. 17. 
Jan. 2. 
Febr: 20. 

May. 8. 
June. 12. 
Aug. 28. 
Jan. 1. 
Febr. 5. 
Febr. 5. 
Febr. 26. 
Febr. 26. 
Mar. 5. 
Mar. 5. 
Mar. 19. 


Hesther y® daughter of Richard Sylvester 
Nathaniell y® sonn of Richard Garrett 
Jonathan y® sonn of James Torry ) 
Ruth y® daughter of Eplir : Kempton j 
Josiah y^ sonne of Resolved White . 
John y® sonne of John Turner ) 
Elisha y^ sonne of Elisha Besbye J 
Rebecca y® daughter of Mr Joseph Tilden 
Job y® sonne of William Randall 
Margaret y® daughter of James Adams 
Deborah y^ daughter of William Brooke 


Mar. 26. 
May 11. 

Septbr. 24. 

Octob 14. 

Octob: 29. 

Febr 25. 
March 4. 
March 18. 
March 18. 

1903.] Records of Second Church of Scituate, 


Nathan y^ sonne of Thomas Turner 
Batsheba^h y® daughter of Gilbert Brooke 
Martha y^ daughter of William Bastow 
Mary y- daughter of John Stockbridge 
Elizabeth y® daughter of James Doughty ' 
EHzabeth y^ daughter of Jeremy Burroughs 
Joseph y^ sonne of Humfrey Johnson 
Israeli y® sonne of John Turner, junior and grandchild 

to Humfry Turner 
Mary y^ daughter of Richard Garrett 
Elizabeth \ y^ daughters of Nathaniel Rawlins and grand- 
Ruth ) children to Rich Sylvester 
Jane, y® daughter of Walter Hatch 


March y® 25. 
April 8. 
Apr. 22. 
April. 29. 
May 27. 
May 27. 
July 22. 

Novemb. 25 
Decembr 30 

Febr. 24. 

March 9. 

Mary y® daughter of Richard Courtis 
Miles y^ sonn of William Parker 
Lydia y® daughter of William Parker 
Daniel grandchild to our sister Spring, and sonne to Daniel 

Lydia y^ daughter pf William Hatch 
Hannah dauo^hter of Nicholas Wade 


Increase sonne to John Whetston 

Elizabeth daughter to Thomas Turner 

Susannah daughter to Resolved White 

Margarite y^ daughter of Antony Dodson ) 

Lydia daughter to Nathaniel Rawlins j 

Hannah daughter to Elisha Besbee 

Mary ye daughter of John Adams of Marshfield & great 

grandchild to Widdow James 
Joseph y^ sonne of Thomas Robinson 
Mary y® daughter of James Torry 1 
Sarah y^ daughter of Thomas Ingham j 


Apr. 6. 
Apr. 6. 
Apr. 13. 

July 6. 
July 6. 
August 3'*. 

August. 10. 

Novemb. 9. 

Novemb. 23. 

Decembr. 7 

Decemb. 14. 
March. 8. 

March 22. 



Joseph y^ sonne of m'^ Joseph Tilden 
Mary y^ daughter of Jeremiah Burroughes 
Elisha y^ sonne of John Turner senior ) 
Rebecca y^ daughter of Gilbert Brooke >- 
Martha y® daughter of James doughty ) 
Benjamin y^ sonne of Richard Sylvester 

( Elizabeth ^ 

-< Joseph > y^ children of George & Elizabeth Vaughan 

( Daniell ) 

Thomas the sonne of William Brooke 
John y^ sonn of John Rogers jun'' 
Benjamin y® sonne of Humfrey Johnson 
Sarah, the daughter ) 
John ) ^, V of Ralph Chapman 

Ralphj^^^^^^^^^ ) 

March 29. 
Apr. 5. 
Apr. 12. 
Apr. 12. 
Apr. 12. 
May 17. 

May 31. 

June 28. 
Aug. 23. 
Sept. 20. 

Sept. 27. 


JRecords of Sacond Church of ScUuate* 


Jose})li the soiine ) 

Timothy tlie soiine of Robt Studson 
BeiijanHu the soniie of William Randall 
Mary y^ daughter of Thomas Robinson 


Martha y® daughter of Richard Courtisse 
Patience y*^ daughter of Nathaniell Rawlins 
Benjamin the sonne of John Phillips 
Mary the daughter of Thomas Oldham 
John the sonne of Thomas Clappe 
Mary the daufjhter of Thomas Turner 
John the sonne of Geo : and Elizab : Yaughan 
Antipas the sonne of Walter Hatch 
Mary y^ daughter of John Turner Sen'^ 
Isaack the sonne of William Randall 
Josiah y^ sonne of James Torry 


Mary y^ daughter of Jeremy Hatch ) 
Lydia y® daughter of James Doughty ) 
Elizabeth y^ daughter of Elizabeth Barlow(?) 
Miriam y® daughter of John Turner jun'^ ) 
John y^ sonne of William Tickner ( 

Jonah the sonne of Jonah Pickles 
Stephen the sonne of Mr Joseph Tilden, 
Hannah y^ daughter of John Hanmer. 
Hannah y^ daughter of Gilbert Brook 
Johanna y® daughter of Wllm Brook 
Mary y*^ daughter of Thomas Robinson 
Nathaniel y^ sonne of Nathaniel Rawlins 
Abigail y^ daughter of Thomas Clappe 
Daniel the sonne of John Bryant 
Margaret the daughter of Humfrey Johnson 


Thomas y^ sonne of Rhoda Rogers 
Thomas y® sonne of Richard Curtisse, 
William y^ son of William Hatch ' 
John the son of John Lowell of Boston 
Hannah y** daughter of Daniell Wetherell 
Nicholas y^ sonne of Nicholas Wade ] 

Batsheba y^ daughter of John Whetstone I 

Mary y^ daughter of Geo & Elizabeth Vaughan | 
Thomas the sonne of Thomas Lambert J 

Samuel y® sonne of Mr. Joseph Tilden 
Thomas y^ sonne of Joseph Oldham 
Kenelm y® sonn of Helen Baker, 
Lydia y*" daughter of Heilen Baker Marishfield 
Sarah, y*^ daughter of James Torry. 

[To be continued.] 

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' 1658. 
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July 4t^ 
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Jan : 2^. 
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Apr. 22. 

Apr. 29. 

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these four 
were baptized 
July. 1. 
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1903.] Descendants of Luke Hill and John Hill. 87 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and communicated by Dr. Bernakd C. Steiner, 

Two families of Hills are connected with the early history of 
Guilford, but no relationship between them has been traced. 

1. LuKE^ Hill, of Windsor, later removed to Simsbury, where he was 
living in 1694. He married Mary Hart, May 6, IGol. 

Their children were : 

i. Lydia,2 b. Feb. 18, 1651-2. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 20, 1654; ni. July 30, 1677, John Saxton. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. at Farmington, March, 1656-7. 

2. iv. Tahan, b. Nov. 23, 1659; cl. Dec. 16 or 18, 1692. 

3. V. Luke, b. March 6, 1661. 
vi. Abigail, b. April 16, 1664. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 18, 1666. 

4. viii. John, b. Nov. 28, 1668. 

2. Tahan^ Hill (Luhe^), born Nov. 23, 1659, married Nov. 29, 1688, 

Hannah Parmelee. He died Dec. 16 or 18, 1692 ; and she married 
second, Thom'as Merrill of Say brook. Tahan was listed at Guil- 
ford in 1690. 

Their children were : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. Nov. 17, 1689; ra. March 31, 1710, Samuel Bashiiell. 
ii. Tahan, b. 1691. 

3. LuKE^ Hill, Jr. (Luke^), born March 6, 1661, married Hannah 

, or Anna , and lived for a time at Guilford. He 

seems to have been of roving disposition. 
His children were : 

i. Ebenezer,=J b. Nov. 23, 1687, at Guilford, 
ii. Anna, b. Dec. 3, 1692. 
iii. Keziah, b. Feb. 24, 1695, at Wethersfield. 
iv. Luke, b. at Simsbury, Sept. 16, 1698. 
v. Lydia, b. at Simsbury, Feb. 25, 1700. 
vi. Isaac, b. at Branford, May. 27, 1703. 

4. JoHN^ Hill (Luke^), of Saybrook, born Nov. 28, 1668, married April 

14, 1670, Jane Bushnell. 
Their child was : 
i. Sa.muel,3 b. May 29, 1671. 

1. JoiiN^ Hill, Sr., the head of the other and more im})ortant family, 
became freeman at Guilford before 1657, having been at Ih-auford 
in 1646. He died June 8, 1689. During the trouliles between 
Connecticut and New Haven, he was of the Rossiter faction. Suits 
against him for slander are discussed in Steiner's History of Guil- 
ford, page 95. He was one of the lesser planters, })eing known as 
Goodman Hill. His home lot was on the south side of the Green, 

88 Descendarits of Lithe Hill and John Hill, [Jan. 

and contained about an acre and three-fourths. In addition to this^ 

he had other lands. He married first, Frances , who was 

the mother of his children, and who died May, 1673 ; and married 
second, Catharine, widow of Alexander Chalker, Sept. 22, 1673. 
His children were : 

2. i. John, 2 b. Jan. 10, 1650; d. May 9, 1690. 

3. ii. James, d. October, 1707. 
iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 18, 1652-3. 
iv. Elizabeth. 

V. Sakah. 

2. JoiiN^ Hill, Jr. (Tb^/i^), born Jan. 10, 1650, cordwainer, of Guilford^ 

married Thankful, daughter of Thomas Stow of Braintree and 
Middletown. She was born in 1638, and died November 18, 1711. 
He inherited the home lot. He died May 9, 1690. 
His children were : 

i. Mary,3 b. May 8, 1671 ; d. Aug. 23, 1671. 

4. ii. John, b. July 18, 1672; cl. Feb. 10, 1740. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1673-4 ; m. James Lord of Saybrook, Dec. 13^ 
' iv. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1675-6; d. Jan. 2, 1730; m. Josiah Kosseter of 
Killingworth, May 9, 1710. He d. Sept. 23, 1751. 

5. V. Samuel, b. Feb. 21, 1677-8; d. May 24 or 28, 1752. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. April 27, 1680 ; d. single, Oct. 10, 1764. He lived in 
Guilford, where his list was £1. 19. 0., in 1716. 

6. vii. James, b. April 25, 1682; cl. March 25, 1715. 

3. James^ Hill [John^), cordwainer, of Guilford, married in 1682, 

Sarah , who died May 8, 1729. He had a " parcel of upland 

lying at East End given him by his father," was one of the early 
settlers of East Guilford, and prominent in the movement to have it 
made a separate society. He died in October, 1707. 
His children were : 

i. Sarah, ^ b. Aug. 24, 1683; d. Dec. 4, 1711; m. Samuel Darwin of 
Guilford, Jan. 5, 1710. 
Isaac, b. Sept. 5, 1685. 

James, b. Feb. 11, 1688; lived in Killingworth; m. Bowen. 

Ann, b. March 4, 1689-90; m. Ephraim Buslmell of Saybrook, Oct. 

16, 1712. 
Daniel, b. June 8, 1692; d. Jan. 30, 1745. 
John, b. Dec. 18, 1694; d. Feb. 16, 1746. 

Charity, b. March 4, 1696 ; m. John Johnson, at New Haven, June 
20, 1722. 
10. viii. Michael, b. Oct. 22, 1698; d. June 23, 1752. 
ix. Mary, b. March 2, 1701 ; d. yOung. 

4. JoHN^ Hill, 3d {John^ Joh'n}), born July 18, 1672, married Hannah, 
daughter of George Hiland, or Highland. She died May 19, 1752. 
He inherited the home lot, and owned an acre and a quarter of land 
in plain, and received from his mother-in-law a parcel of land on 
Jan. 27, 1701-2. His list in 1716 was £48. 5. 0. He died Feb. 10, 

His children were : 

i. John,'' b. June 13, 1695; d. Sept. 6, 1756; in. Hannah Dibble of Say- 
brook, Sept. 10, 1716. She d. April 12, 1739. He lived at Saybrook 
and Hartford after his wife's death. Their children, all born at 
Sayt)rook, were: 1. Hannah,^ b. Oct. 12, 1717; d. single at 
Guilford, Dec. 6, 1736. 2. John, b. Oct. 20, 1719; d. Feb. 16,^1740; 









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1903.] Descendants of Lulce Hill and John Hill, 89 

m. (1) Ruth ; (2) Doolittle. 3. Elvjali, b. Feb. 18, 

1723. 4. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1725. 5. Susannah, b. March 21), 
1729. 6. Manj, b. March 1, 1731. 

ii. Hannah, b. May 3, 1699; lived single, at Guilford, and d. March 13, 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1705; d. April 14, 1781; m. John Stone, Nov. 
7, 1738, who d. Feb. 16, 1751. 

iv. Thomas, b. Sept. 27, 1708 ; d. Feb. 23, 1792 ; m. May 23, 1734, Hannah 
Pierson, who d. May 6, 1791. He lived in Guilford. Their chil- 
dren were : 1. Lucy,^ b. July 29, 1735 ; d. Dec. 13, 1745. 2. Hannah, 
b. July 27, 1737; d. Dec. 27, 1808; m. Nathaniel Johnson of Guil- 
ford, Dec. 10, 1761, who d. March 10, 1798. 3. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 
9, 1739; d. July 28, 1748. 4. Thomas, b. May 20, 1743; d. April 4, 
1820; m. Elizabeth Fairchild, Oct. 13, 1751, who d. Feb. 28, 1812. 

V. George, b. April 5, 1710 : d. F6b. 9, 1787. He lived in Guilford, and 
m. Ruth, dau. of Thomas Robinson, Oct. 23, 1738. She d. Nov. 21, 
1792. Their children were : 1. Bachel,^ b. Dec. 29, 1739 ; d. Dec. 
25, 1773. 2. Benjamin, b. Dec. 17, 1741 ; d. Dec. 20, 1815. 3. Buth, 
b. Aug. 7, 1744; d. Nov. 11, 1820; m. Zimra Bradley of East Guil- 
ford, 1769, who d. se. 81, Sept. 26, 1821. 4. Leah, b. June 19, 1748 ; 
m. (1) Giles Truby, who d. April, 1780 ; m. (2) Elijah Leete, in 1786, 
who d. April 19, 1825. 

vi. Benjamin, b. Jan. 19, 1712; d. young. 

vii. Reuben, b. Nov. 2, 1715 ; went to Canada. 

viii. Abigail, b. May 10, 1720; d. Oct. 11, 1774. 

5. Col. Samuel^ Hill {John,'^ John}), born Feb. 21, 1677-8, hatter, of 
Guilford, married Huldah, daughter of Samuel Ruggles of Rox- 
bury, Mass., June 9, 1709. She was born July 4, 1684, and died 
Aug. 29, 1762. His "faculty " was rated at £12. in 1716, and his 
list was £89. 16. 6. He was so often elected to the General Assem- 
bly that the story is told that, at town meeting, the moderator would 
rise and say : " We are assembled to elect Col. Sam Hill and some 
one to go with him to the next General Court." His name is still 
used in Guilford to express superiority, e.g. " He runs like Sam 
Hill," He was quite a large land holder, and was town clerk from 
1717, and also clerk of the proprietors of the common and undivided 
lands. He was clerk of the Probate Court from 1720 to 1725, when 
he was chosen judge, which position he held until his death, in May, 
1752. He was also justice of the New Haven County Court, and 
easily the prominent man of his time. 
His children were : 

i. Samuel,* b. March 5, 1711; d. single, Feb. 12, 1783. He was some- 
■ what an imbecile, yet did much copying of town and probate 
records of Guilford. 

ii. Huldah, b. Dec. 30, 1712; d. Jan. 9, 1773; m. Roswell Woodward, 
March 26, 1747. He d. Sept. 10, 1773. They had no children. 

iii. Henry, b. Aug. 2, 1714; d. July 17, 1751; m. Sarah, dau. of Rev. 
John Hart of East Guilford. She d. June 20, 1789. His estate 
amounted to £1737. 12. 3. His widow later married successively 
Dr. Thomas Adams and Rev; Amos Fowler. Henry Hill had one 
child: Hon. Henrij,^, b. Oct. 15, 1750; A.B. Yale, 1772; d. Dec. 21, 
1827; m. Leah, dau. of Daniel Stone, Nov. 21, 1774, and was the 
father of George,^ the poet, A.B. Yale, 181G. (See Dextcr's Yale 
Biographies, I., p. 577.) 

iv. Nathaniel, b. March 10, 171G; A.B. Yale, 1737; d. Nov. 10, 1771; 
m. Nov. 30, 1748, Anna, dau. of Charles Caldwell. She d. April 
25, 1800. Their children were: 1. Nathaniel,^ b. Nov. IG, 1749; d. 
Dec. 7, 1831; m. Sarah Butler of New London, April 5, 1781. 2. 
Anna, b. Sept. 24, 1752 ; m. in 1790, Darius Stone of Patterson, N. Y. 
3. Huldah, b. Feb. 21, 1755; d.. Feb. 3, 1838; m. Samuel Johnson 

90 Descendants of Luke Hill and John Hill. [Jan. 

of Guilford, May 24, 1780, who cl. Jane 20, 1836. 4. Sarah, b. Feb. 

3, 17(55; d. single. Oct. 31, 1795. 
V. Mary, b. Nov. 5, 1717. 

vi. Thankful, b. March 8, 1719; d. April 5, 1719. 
vii. Joseph, b. April 14, 1721; d. April 25, 1722. 

6. Jambs'^ Hill {Jolin^ John^), born April 25, 1682, of Guilford, mar- 

ried Mary Fry, Jau. 15, 1710. He died March '2b, 1715. In 1716, 
her list was £18. 7. 6. 
Their children were : 

i. Mercy,* b. December, 1710; d. May 27, 17G2; m. Eliplialet Hall, June 
2, 1743. He d. March 16, 1782. 

ii. James, b. Feb. 28, 1712; d. October, 1798; lived in Killingworth; m. 
Hannah Nettleton, who d. in 1822. Their children were : 1. Hannah,'' 
b. April 14, 1744; ni. June 11, 1767, Abner Hull. 2. Sibyl, b. Oct. 
10, 1746; m. Ezra Farmelee of Newport, Vt. 3. 3Iarcy, b. Feb. 26, 
1747; m. Absalom Kelsey of Newport, Vt. 4. James, of Killing- 
worth, b. Nov. 30, 1749; d. in 1802; m. Eleanor Hull, who d. 1804. 

5. NoaJi, of North Madison, b. Oct. 22, 1751; d. April 29, 1826; m. 
in 1777, Caroline, dan. of Eliab Farmelee. She d. March 7, 1827. 

6. John,h. Feb. 4, 1754; d. single, Aug. 5, 1777. 7. Thankful, b. 
Feb. 9, 1756; d. 1799; ra. Elias Farmelee. 8. Selah, b. Feb. 8, 1758; 
m. Sally Turner; d. in New Hampshire. 9. Henri/, b. July 21, 1761 ; 
d. March 28, 1834; lived at Killingworth: m. Lucy Doolittle. 10. 
Joseph, b. April 15, 1765; d. Sept. 29, 1840; lived in North Madison ; 
m. Hester, dan. of Samuel Butler of Essex. 11. Dr. Benjamin, b. 
April 15, 1765; d. in 1849; lived at Le Roy, N. Y. ; m. in 1796, 
Jemima Stannard. 12. Molly, b. Feb. 20, 1767; d. single; had 
an illegitimate dau., Alpha Baldwin. 

7. Isaac' Hill {^James^ John'^), born Sept. 5, 1685, lived in Woodbury 

in 1738. His list in East Guilford, in 1716, was £53. 6. 6. He 
married Ann, daughter of Joshua Farmelee, July 5, 1711. She 
died March 27, 1752. 
Their children were : 

i. Isaac* b. Sept. 9, 1712; d. Sept. 22, 1712. 

ii. Isaac, b. July 20, 1714; d. Feb. 21, 1716. 

iii. James, b. February, 1716; d. single, March 10, 1734. 

iv. Isaac, b. Dec. 18, 1717; lived in Goshen in 1738, and Woodbury in 
1741 ; m. (1) Caroline Perry, Nov. 16, 1741; m. (2) Esther, dau. of 
Benajah Stone. He probably d. in Wallingford. His children 
were: 1. Bousel,^ bapt. Aug. 26, 1744; d. in 1802. 2. Abigail, b. 
Sept. 25, 1749. 3. Ann, b. 1755. 

V. Sarah, b. Dec. 11, 1719. 

vi. Submit, 1). Dec. 12, 1721; d. March, 1756; m. Nov. 10, 1748, David 
Hotchkiss of Woodbury. 

vii. Silas, b. March 23, 1724; d. young. 

viii. Ahii?a, b. Jan. 27, 1726; d. in Woodbury in 1777; m. (\) Jan. 29, 

1754, Mehitabel Lewis, who had no children ; m. (2) Hannah , 

by whom he had : 1. Josiah,^ b. May 8, 1774. 2. llhoda, bapt. 
June 18, 1775. 

ix. Ann, b. April 10, 1728; d. young. 

X. Charity, b. May 2, 1730. 

xi. Susannah, b. Nov. 3, 1732. 

xii. Daniel, b. Jan. 30, 1734; of East Guilford; d. Sept. 21, 1756; in. 
Feb. C, 1751, Lucy Farmelee. She d. April, 1798. Their children 
were: 1. John,^ b. July 8, 1751 ; lived in East Guilford ; m. Rhoda 

. 2. Moses, b. July 26, 1754. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1756; 

m. Isaac Winstone, March 22, 1779. 4. Lucy, b. June 30, 1759. 

xiii. JoxATHAN, b. Jan. 30, 1734; of Woodbury; d. Feb. 10, 1793; in. 
Elizabeth Ferry, April 19, 1758. Their children were: 1. Anne, 

1903.1 Descendants of Luke Hill and John Hill. 91 

b. April 19, 1759. 2. Beuhen, b. Feb. 26, 1761. 3. David, b. Feb. 10, 

1765; d. lu 1845; m. and lived at Bethlehem. 4. Jonathan, b. 

March 25, 1769. 5. Daniel, h.M.2,VQA\ 22, 1787; d. March 2, 1849; 

m. Electa Minor, who d. Feb. 7, 1840; lived in Woodbury. 
xiv. HuLDAH, b. Sept. 12, 1735. 
XV. Zenas, bapt. June 4, 1738, at Woodbury; m. Keziah , and had 

children: 1. Sarah,^ h. March 20, 1762. 2. Zenas, b. Dec. 26, 

1764. 3. Jesse, b. Dec. 10, 1766. 

8. Daniel^ Hill {James^ John^)^ born June 8, 1692, weaver, of East 
Guilford, left an estate valued at ^£2295. 2. 8. In 1716 his list 
was £59. 9. 6, and the value of his weaver's trade £3. He married 
Mindwell, daughter of Obadiah Wilcox, April 20, 1714. He died 
Jan. 30, 1745 ; and she died Feb. 3, 1770. 
Their children were : 

i. Keuben,* b. in 1715 ; d. Nov. 17, 1804 ; m. (1) Mary Jacobs, who d. Feb. 
6, 1776, by whom were all his children; m. (2) Dorcas, widow 
of Jonathan Murray, who d. aged 78, Nov. 24, 1794. His children 
were: 1. Mercy,^ b. Jan. 31, 1744; d. Jan. 5, 1831; m..Hull 
Crampton, who d. Nov. 21, 1796. 2. Beiihen, b. Feb. 25, 1746; 
lived in East Guilford; d. Sept. 23, 1835; m. February, 1775, 
Hannah, dau. of Noah Scranton. She d. March 20, 1833, aged 82. 
3. James, b. Feb. 11, 1749; of East Guilford; d. Sept. 16, 18^25; m. 
in 1776, Mabel, dau. of Moses Blackley. She d. Jan. 16, 1811. 4. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 27, 1752; m. Ishi Norton of East Guilford, who d. 
July 21, 1801. 5. Anna, b. Oct. 22, 1755; d. Feb. 6, 1797; m. Jan. 
15, 1789, Daniel Evarts. 6. Ezra, b. April 19, 1759; removed to 
Sunderlafnd, Vt. ; m. Olive, dau. of Noah Scranton. 

ii. James, b. in 1717; d. February 26, 1740, single. 

iii. Daniel, b. Oct. 29, 1719; d. at Crown Point, Nov. 25, 1761; m. May 

25, 1748, Mary Hoyt, who d. July, 1801, aged 87. Their children 
were: 1. dlary,^ b. March 28, 1750; d. single, September, 1816. 

2. Hannah, b. Nov. 3, 1752 ; d. single, November, 1818. 3. Daniel, 
b. Oct. 22, 1755; d. single, June 12, 1823. 

iv. Dea. Tlmothy, b. May 22, 1722; by his father's will he was to be 
educated at Yale, but he did not graduate there. He d. Feb. 6, 
1781, in East Guilford, and the funeral sermon, preached by 
Rev. Jonathan Todd, was published. He m. Oct. 27, 1748, Eliza- 
beth Stevens, who d. April, 1801. Their ciiildren were : 1. Timothy,^ 
b. July 27, 1749; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Benjamin Norton. He lived 
at Turin, N. Y., in 1808. 2. Elizabeth, b. March 25, 1756; d. May 

26, 1833; m. Jonathan Dudley, Feb. 4, 1778, who d. April 5, 1796. 

3. Mindwell, h. Sept. 10, 1759; m. Jonathan Lee, who d. Nov. 4, 

V. Abnek, b. June 6, 1726; lived in East Guilford; m. Dec. 27, 1770, 
Sarah Bibbins. Their children were : 1. Abner,^ b. Oct. 11, 1771; 
• d. young. 2. Beulah, b. Sept. 18, 1773; m. Edmund Graves of 
Sunderland, Vt. 3. Abner, b. March, 1776. 

vi. Mindwell, b. Feb. 15, 1729; d. single. 

vii. Ilena, b. June 12, 1732; d. Oct. 8, 1809; m. Jedidiah Stone, Jr., of 
Killingworth, July 9, 1755, who d. February, 1816. 

9. JoHN^ Hill {.lames^ John^), born Dec. 18, 1694, of East Guilford, 
married first, Elizabeth Dibble, Oct. 8, 1716, who died February, 
1721. He married second, iVIarah Shalor, Dec. 7, 1721, who died 
May 8, 1729 ; and he married third, Ruth Richardson, Jan. 6, 1730. 

She survived him, and married Doolittle of Waterbury. 

John Hill's list in 1716 was £32. 8. 6, and his trade as shoemaker 
and tanner was rated at £o. He died Feb. 16, 1746, 
The children by his first wife were : 

i. Abraham,^ b. Jan. 22, 1720; d. April 26, 1720. 
VOL. lvii. 7 

92 Descenda7its of Luke Hill and John Iiill\ [Jan. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 23, 1721; cl. Aug. 23, 1721. 

iii. John, b. Feb. 23, 1721; of East Guilford; d. July 23, 1786; m. in 
1757, Rebecca, widow of David Hoyt, and dau. of John Scranton. 
Shed, aged 76, May 5, 1798. Their children were: 1. John,^ b. 
July 13, 1758; tailor; of East Guilford; d. Dec. 1, 1830; m. (1) 
Abigail Gray of Clinton, who d. aged 44, April 3, 1800; m. (2) Gate 
Fylerof North Guilford, who d. Nov. 13, 1806, aged 46; m. (3) 
Mary Hayden of Haddam, who d. Oct. 9, 1847, aged 79. 2. Ichabod, 
b. Dec. 19, 1760; went to New York State. 3. Abr am or Abraham, 
b. May 16, 1763; d. September, 1840; lived in Madison; m. Lydia, 
dau. of Selah Murray, Sept. 29, 1784. 4. Bebecca, b. in 1767; m. 
June 15, 1780, Samuel Ackersley. 

iv. Jonas, b. March 18, 1718; d. Oct. 23, 1736. 

The child by his second wife was : 

V» Abraham, b. Dec. 26, 1722 ; d. Oct. 18, 1759 ; lived in East Guilford ; 
m. Hannah Nott, Feb. 27, 1745. She d. June 14, 1786, having m. 
(2) Eliphalet Hall, March 7, 1762, who d. March 16, 1782. Abraham 
Hill had no children. 

The children by his third wife were : 

Vi. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 26, 1730; of Cheshire, Conn.; m. Jan. 1, 1756, 
Esther Field. They had : 1. Bettij,^ b. Oct. 15, 1756. 2. Beulah, 
b. Sept. 21. 1757. 3. Esther, b. Aug. 1, 1759. 

vii. Bettsy, b. Nov. 22, 1731. 

viii. Ruth, b. May 15, 1735. 

ix. Jonas, b. July 18, 1742; of Wallingford. 

10. Michael^ Hill (James,^ John^), born Oct. 22, 1698, of Guilford and 
Saybrook, married first, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Parmalee, Oct. 
17, 1720. She died May 4, 1730 ; and he married second, Anna 
Spenser of Saybrook, Dec. 15, 1730. After his death, June 23, 
1752, she married Dea. Samuel Bushnell. She died Feb. 10, 1786. 
His children by his first wife were : 

i. William,* b. Jan. 28, 1722; d. April 30, 1741; had an illegitimate 
daughter, Sarah. 

ii. Michael, b. March 1, 1724; lived in Sharon; m. (1) Flora Ward, 
Sept. 12, 1751, who d. March 27, 1752; and m. (2) widow Anna 

, by whom he had : 1. Henry, ^ of Westbrook, b. in 1753, who 

d. childless, Oct. 7, 1799. 2. Michael, of Westbrook. 3. Flora. 
4. Sarah. 5 and 6. Two other daughters. 

iii. Sarah, b. March 11, 1727 ; d. at Salisbury, Conn. ; m. Asher Grinnell. 

iv. Peleg, b. April 20, 1730; d. Feb. 29, 1812, at Catskill, N. Y. ; m. 
Dorcas Tucker, Dec. 15, 1754. They had: 1. Sarah,^ b. Nov. 26, 
1755. 2. Peleg, b. Dec. 5, 1757; of Greensboro', Vt. 3. Hiland, 
b. Nov. 8, 1759; of Catskill, N. Y. 4. James, b. Sept. 12, 1761 ; of 
Greensboro', Vt. 5. Bichard, b. Nov. 27, 1763; lived near Boston. 
6. Boreas. 7. A daughter. 

His children by his second wife were : 

V. Anna, b. at Guilford, May 30, 1733; school teacher; d. May 3, 1766, 

vi. Aaron, b. May 30, 1733; d. at New London, Oct. 5, 1743. 
vii. Mary, b. Jan. 1, 1736; d. at New London, Oct. 23, 1743. 
viii. Beulah, b. Aug. 1, 1741; d. at New London, July 14, 1743. 
ix. Rev. William, b. July 13, 1743; d. Dec. 9, 1823; lived at Lyme and 

Essex; m. (1) Hannah Piatt of Essex, April 15, 1765; m. (2) 

Martha, widow of Josiah Baldwin, by whom he had -no children. 

His children were: 1. Col. Joseph,^ b. Jan. 23, 1766; d. single. 2. 

William Asa, b. Jan. 29, 1768; d. Dec. 4, 1826; of Westbrook; m. 

Betsey, dau. of Ephraim Kelsey. She d. Aug. 21, 1854, aged 78. 

3. Hannah, b. Sept. 25, 1771. 4. Jerusha, m. Gideon Hayden of 

Essex. 5. Aaron. 

1903.] Gleanings from English Archives, 93 

X. Samuel, b. A\\^. 17, 1745; of Lyme; d. December, 1818; m. Jan. 2, 
1769, Edith Bayley, who was b. 1745. Their children were: 1. 
Christopher,^ b. Jan. 28, 1771 ; d. sing-le, Sept. 5, 1800. 2. Edward^ 
b. Oct. 4, 1772; d. Oct. 4, 1773. 3. Edward, b. Sept. 7, 1774; m. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Ezra Lee, who was b. Aug. 31, 1774. 4. 3Iary 
Ann, b. March 24, 1777; d. in 1843; m. Rev. Seth Lee of Grassy 
Hill, Lyme, who d. in 1826. 5. Mehitabel, b. March 26, 1779; d. 
Sept. 5, 1843. 6. Boxanna, b. Jan. 9, 1782; m. (1) Isaac McCray 

of Ellington, Conn. ; m. (2) Holbrook of Medway, Mass. 

7. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1784; d. March 7, 1849; m. (1) Rogers; 

m. (2) McCray of Ellington. 

xi. Aaron, b. April 1, 1752, at Saybrook; d. Feb. 7, 1779, single, on home 
passage from West Indies. 



Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 
(Continued from Vol. 56, page 407.) 

Will of George Gosnold of London, mariner, now bound forth for a 
Trumpeter to the East Indies in the good ship called the Mary of London 
whereof is Commander (vnder God) Captaine Mynors. Dated 6 March 
1644. My late uncle Thomas Gosnold of London, Esq., by will dated 27 
Dec* 1640, gave me £300 which is not yet paid, and I have given my 
father-in-law, William Rolfe, citizen and white baker, a letter of Attorney 
to recover the same. I give to my wife Elizabeth £100 and to the child 
she goeth with £100. To the said William Rolf e and his wife £50, and 
the said William Rolfe Exor. Witn : Walter Croxton scr. and Tho : 
Baker. Proved 4 August 1646 by the Exor named, 

P. C. C, Twisse, 115. 

Will of Peeter Gosnold of Stratford in the County of Suff., yeoman. 
Dated 14 December 1632. I give all my lands and tents in Stratford, 
Holton, and Eastbergholt, both free and copy, to William Brutnell, my 
grandchild, and his heirs, at 21 years. If he die before then, Mr. Edward 
Cardinall of vStratford and Thomas Barker als Payne shall sell the said 
lands to distribute the proceeds amongst my kindred. Residue to the said 
William Brutnell. The said Edward Cardinall Exor. W^itn : Arthur 
Rande & Thomas Went. 

Admon granted 9 January 1639 to William Brudnell the elder, father of 
William Brudenell, a minor,, the principal legatee, the Exor being dead 
before taking; execution. 

Admon. de bonis non 16 July 1641 to Anthony Brudenell, the uncle of 
William Brudenell the younger, a minor, William Brudenell, the father, 
being now also dead. P. C. C, Coventry, 2. 

Will of Thomas Gosnold of London, Esquire. Dated 27 September 
1640. To the poor of Seale in Kent, (where I was christened) £5. To 
my daughters Jane and Elizabeth Gosnoll, the yearly rents of my parson- 
ages of Brough-in-the-Marsh and Winthrope, co. Lincoln, being about the 

* ii>ic in register, but will of Thomas Gosnold of London, Esq., was dated 27 Sep- 
tember, and its codicil 28 December, 1640 (q. v., Evelyn, 5). 


94 Gleaniyig^ from Encjlish Archives. [Jan. 

yearly value of £320 above the Bishop's rent of £86-6-8, to be divided 
between them at their ages of 18 or their marriage. My late wife's 
brother, Bennett Richardson of Hereford, gent., hath entered into a statute 
of £600 for payment of £300 to my then three daughters Anne, Jane & 
Elizabeth. To my nephew George Gosnoll, (son of my brother Lambert 
GosnoU, deceased,) £300 at 22 years, to be put forth in stock or adven- 
tures for him in his Voyages at sea, and I do give my niece, his sister, 
Katherine Gosnoll, £50. 1 give to my sister Anne Wenham, wife to Wil- 
liam AVenham of Dorkinge, co. Surrey, gent., £20 yearly for life out of 
the rent of my Jnn called the Cardinalls hatt at Dorkinge, and I give to 
their twelve children, viz. — Roger, Anne, Freesan, Katherine, William, 
Elizabeth, Richard, Abigail, Gabriell, Martha, Bethsheba and Frauncis 
£50 each, viz. — to Roger Wenham, Anne wife of Lyonell Wright, and 
Freesan, wife of William Mercer, within six months of my death, and to 
the rest of the sons at 21 years and to the rest of the daughters at 20 
years or marriage. My leases of Brough and Winthrope are for the lives of 
the three sons of S^' John Browne of Lincolnshire, deceased, the eldest being 
not over twenty years. If my said daughters die before 18 years or mar- 
riage I give the said rents, with all the money, plate, jewels & household 
stuff, to the children of my brothers and sisters before mentioned. I give 
my leases of the Cardinalls hatt to my said daughters and I give to my 
brother and sister Wenham the lease of their dwelling house, with remain- 
der to Roofer their son and his heirs and in default of heirs to his other 
brothers in tail. My niece Katherine Gierke, dau. to my sister Gierke in 
Kent. To my brother and sister in lawe Thomas Moore and Elizabeth 
his wife a Bason and Ewre of silver of twentie pounds price w^^ my Armes 
engraven, and to their son, my godson, £10. To my friend M'' Richard 
W^oshington and his wife a Bason and Ewre of silver of twentie poundes 
price w*^^ my armes engraven. Servants Oliver Huntley, Henry Lepping- 
ton, Joane Armstronge & Thomas Price. Residue of goods, plate, house- 
hold stuff, etc, to my said daughters. Exors : my friends mathewe Davies 
of Shaftsbury, co. Dorset, esq., William Wenham of Dorkinge, gent., and 
John Clotterbooke of Westminster, gent. Overseer: Robert Hatton of 
the Middle Temple, Esq., Recorder of Kingston. Witn : Oliver Huntley, 
Henry Leppington, Thomas Price. 

Codicil, dated 28 December 1640. Whereas Anthony Croftes hath 
granted to Henry Cogan & his heirs all those rectories and parsonages of 
Burgh and Winthrope during the lives of Valentine, Edward and John 
Browne by a deed 4 July 13 Car. I., which grant was made for me and 
my use. I appoint that the said Henxy shall convey the same to such uses 
as my Exors shall direct. Witn : Oly ver Huntley, Henry Leppington, 
Thomas Price. Proved 18 Jany 1640 by Matthew Davies and John Clot- 
terbooke, power being reserved for the other P^xor. 

P. C. C., Evelyn, 5. 

Admon of Elizabeth Gosnall of London granted 1 February 1573-4 
to Arthur Samuell, kinsman, {cognato) but revoked by Decree 16 February 
1573-4 and a fresh grant made to William Gosnall the brother. 

P. C. C, Ad. Act Bk., 44. 

Admon of Edmond Gosnolde of St. Magnus tlie Martyr, London, 
granted 3 February 1607-8 to Thomas Gosnolde the brother. 

P. C. C, Ad. Act Bk., 106. 

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Admon of 'William Gosnold, in parts beyond the sea deceased, granted 
8 May 1611 to William Gosnolde the father. 

P. C. C, Ad. ActBk., 17. 

Admon of John Gosnolde of Stratforde, Co. Suffolk, granted 24 Jan- 
uary 1619-20 to John Gosnolde the son. 

P. C. C., Ad. Act Bk., 53. 

Admon of Robert Gosnolde of St. Mary Abchurch, London, bache- 
lor, granted 17 January 1633-4 to Henry Gosnolde the brother. 

P. C. C., Ad. Act Bk., 4. 

Admon of Henry Gosnold of St. Giles extra Cripplegate, London, 
granted 23 June 1647 to Thomas Fitch, a Creditor. 

P. C. C, Ad. Act Bk., 80. 

Admon of Henry Gosnell, late in the States service in parts beyond 
the seas deceased, granted 7 April 1653-4 to Edward Gosnell, the brother. 

P. C. C, Ad. Act Bk., L 

Admon of Rebecca Gosnold of St. Martin in the feilds, widow, granted 
23 November 1702, to David Ramage uncle {avunculo) and guardian of 
Thomas Gosnold, the son and only issue of the deceased, during his ab- 
sence and minority, the said Thomas Gosnold now dwelling in Virginia 
{durante absentia et minori aetate dci Thome Gosnold modo in partibus Vir- 
giniae commorantis).^ P. C. C, Ad. Act Bk. 

Will of Thomas Gosnold of Mosse in the County of Essex, Yeoman. 
Dated 14 September 1617. To be buried in the churchyard there. To 
William Gosnold my son one sheep. To Edmvnd Runting my son in law 
one ewe. To William Carter, my kinsman, and to Susan Carter 5^ each. 
To Agnes Gosnold, my wife, the residue of my goods with remainder to 
said William Gosnold & Edmund Runting. To the poor of Mosse vj*^ viij'^ 
My wife Agnes Extrx. AVitn : Rob'^t Baker, George Gibbes, John Bur- 
ton. Proved 1 {Dec. ?) by the Extrx named. Arch. Suifolk files. 

Will of Robert Gosnold of Otley in the County of Suffolke, Esq^ 
Dated 1 April 1663. After the discharge of my will, I give all my manors 
& lands to Lyonell Gosnold, my brother, for his life and to his heirs male, 
remainder in tail male to ray second brother Charles Gosnold, my third 
brother Edward Gosnold, and my youngest brother vSackford Gosnold, re- 
mainder to my right heirs. My dear mother Dorothy Gosnold and my 
friend James Wythe the elder of Framsden to be P^xors. Witn : Sack- 
ford Gosnold & Robert GauU. {Signed R. Gosnold, with seal of the 
arms of Gosnold of Otley — Per pale crenellee Or and Azure.) Proved 
25 Feby : 1668 by Dorothy Gosnold, power reserved. 

Arch. Suffolk files. 

Will of Anthony Gosnold of Hempton in the County of Norff., gent., 
Dated 13 January {sic). To be buried at the discreation of my mother. 
My closse, late purchased by me of ffraunces Kytmer, to my brother 
Henry Gosnold ; and a piece of copiehould land to my said brother and his 
heirs forever. To my brother Raynolds children, Mary, Ann, Thomas and 
Robert Raynoldes, twenty pounds, ffyve pounds apeece. My sister Athowes 

*For calling my attentioi to this interesting document I am indebted to my es- 
teemed friend Oswald Barron, Esq., of the Middle Temple, London. 

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two sonnes and their sister Mary, ffyve pounds a peace. To Jane, my 
brother Richards dau<^hter, tenn pounds. To Robert his sonne tenn 
pounds, and to his third child ffyue pounds. The rest to my sister Hellen 
to pay my debts and she to be sole executrix of my will and my mother 
supvisor. Probatum 9 May 1601 — Administraco Bonoru executrici. 

Arch. Norwich— A« 1600-1, fo. cxxij. 

AYill of John Gossenold of Ottley in the diocese of Norwich, dated '1^ 
January 1510 [H]- I bequeath my body to be buried in the churchyard 
of our Blessed Lady St. Mary of Otteley. I give to the high altar of Otteley 
in recorapensaciou of my tithes, 6s. 8d. To the high altars of Swillond and 
Helnyngham {sic), for the like, 3s. 4d each. To the white, grey and black 
freeres of Ipswiche, severally, 10s to make a trental. I give to the making 
of the steeple in the churchyard of Ottley, 20 marks. To the reparation of 
the chapel of St. Bottell in Burgh, 6s 3d, and of the church of St. Peter 
of Thorpe, 6s 8d. I will that Robert Gosnold my son have my tenement 
I dwelled in, with all lands as well free as bound to the same belonging, 
with certain lands lately purchased of William Clood, etc. in the towns of 
Ottley, Helmingham and Framysden, he paying 40 li to my executors. 
Item, my son Edmond Gosnold shall have my tenement Pakkerdes and 
lands lately purchased of Thomas Edgore and of the executor of Margaret 
Gardiner, widow, as well free as bound, in Clopton, and my part of Dore- 
hawod in Moneden, and lands lately purchased of William Fostdike, the 
executors of Symon Shilby and of William Walle, he paying to Johane, 
sister of the said William Walle, 13s 4d. yearly. Item, I give to Margaret 
Gosnold, daughter of Edmond Gosnold, 5 marks on her marriage ; and the 
like to Katherine Gosnold, daughter of Robert Gosnold. I will that 
William Gosnold my son shall sing at Cambridge for my soul the space of 
three years, and have nine marks a yere. I give to Sir John Clood 20s. 
To every godchild, 12d to pray for my soul. My executors shall have my 
lands lately purchased of William Barfoote in Homyngeston, Burgh and 
Swiland, and I make Robert Gosnold my son, Thomas Baldry of Ipswiche 
and Robert Gardiner of Gretyngham the elder my executors, to dispose it 
in deeds of alms and charitie as they shall see most pleasure to God and 
profit to my soul. W^itn : Lionell Talmage, esquier, Sir William Base, preest, 
Jeffrey Hille of Bokkyingf Ashe,* John Armiger senior, John Mors. Proved 
17 February 1511 [12] by Robert Gosnold, with power reserved, etc. 

P. C. C, Fetiplace, 6. 

Will of James Gosnolde of Edwardston Halle, co. Suffolk, dated 29 
January 1522 [3]. I bequeath my bod^ to be buried in the churchyard of 
Edwardstone. I give to the high awter of the same, for tithes forgotten 
and to be prayed for, 3s. 4d. To the high awters of Boxford and Polsted 
20d apiece. I give toward the painting of a tabernacle of Mary Magda- 
leyn, 68. 8d. I will that a priest shall singe for my soul in the parish church 
of Edwardstone for one whole year after my decease. I will that my wife 
Johane shall have all my lands, as well free as copy, in Edwardstone for 
her life, and my whole household stuff etc., to be divided at her death equally 
among my children and hers then alive. At my wife's death I will my son 
Robert shall have my lands called Randalles and Quyks, he paying to my 

* Asli IJockinp^, E. Suffolk, 7 m. n. of Ipswich. Robert Gosnold, eldest son of the 
testiitor, married, for his first wife, Agues, dau. of John Hill of that place. (Visit. Suflf., 
1561, p. 7.) 

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three daughters 15 marks. I give him also certain land called Plashe 
Croftes held by copy of court roll. I give to William my son 10 li, and the 
house and land I bought of Master William Walgrave called Maggetes ; 
and the copyhold called Hobbes Hartt. If my son Robert shall fortune to 
occupy and keep in his hands after my decease the halle place called Ed- 
wardstone Halle as I do myself, if my master Sir William Walgrave and he 
can agree, I will he shall have as much catell and grain on his entrance as 
he needeth. Residuary legatees and executors : my wife and said two sons. 
Witn: Roger Bocher, vicar of the said town, Robert Kyng, William Bogas, 
George Crispe, and others. Proved 6 March 1522 [3] by Thomas Argall, 
proctor for the executors named. P. C. C., Bodfelde, S. 

Will of John Gosnolde of Shryblonde, co. Suffolk (imdaled). I will 
that my executors shall let to my servant Robert Galle certain lands and 
tenements he now holds of me, and included in the site of the late abbey 
of Sibton of which I hold a lease of the Duke of Norfolk's grace ; and I 
give the said Galle 20 li. Item, to my servants Henry Crosner, Edward 
Rolleston, John Ap Williams and John Culpepper, annuities of 26s. 3d., 
20s, 10s and 10s respectively during the term of my said lease of Sybton. 
I give to my wife the said lease charged with these annuities and with 80 li 
to my executors. If she refuse I give the said lease to my brothers Robert 
Gosnolde, J. Eyer,"* and J. Blennerhasset successively upon the same con- 
dition. I give more to Kateryn my wife three geldings and half my house- 
hold stuff. To Robert Gosnolde my father, my best gown of cloth furred 
with sables. To my nephew Robert Gosnolde, my gown furred with gen- 
ettes, and my jacket of velvet at London. To my uncle Edmond Gosnolde, 
my gown of Rnssels. I will to William Stephenson, 20s. To the daugh- 
ters of my brother Robert Gosnolde, 60 li. towards their preferment in mar- 
riage. If my wife be content to resign her title to lands in Ottley, Frams- 
den, Clopton and other lands adjoining, assigned for her jointure, and yet 
in the occupation of my father, I give her my moiety of the manor of Lay- 
borne, CO. Kent, which 1 hold jointly with my said father ; to remain at her 
death to my brother Robert Gosnolde. I beseech my father to grant a lease 
of lands in Pethaw and Wynston, parcel of our lease of the manor of Burg- 
hasshe, to my servant Thomas Fastolf ; and to bequeath the residue of the 
term of the said manor at his death to my brother Robert Gosnolde. Exe- 
cutors : John Eyer, John Blennerhassett, and my brother Robert Gosnolde. 
Overseer : my father Robert Gosnold the elder, {signed) John Gosnold. 
Witn : John Rouse, George Gilding, Robert Merks, William Gaseley. 

A codicil bequeathing the residue of his estate to his brother Robert's 
children {undated)^ witnessed by Willyam Stevenson, Henry Cresener and 
Robert Galle. Proved 7 November 1554, by Robert Gosnold, with power 
reserved, etc. P. C. C., More, 11. 

John Gosnold of Shryblonde was son and heir of Robert Gosnold of 
Otley by his wife Agnes, daughter of John Hill of Ashe, Esq. He married 
Katherine, fifth daughter of Sir Thomas Blennerhasset of Barham, Knt., but 
had no issue by her, dying before his father. She married second, Anthony 
Wingfield of Sibton, fourth son of Sir Anthony Wingfield, K. G,, and left 
issue. t This Sir Anthony was own cousin to Thomas Maria Wingfield, 

* Margaret, fourth dau. of Sir Thomas Blennerhasset by his second wife, Marfj^aret 
Braham, and sister of Katherine, wife of the testator, married first, John Spillman, 
judge, and second, John Eyre of Bury St. Edmunds. John Blennei'hasset was eldest 
son and heir of Sir Thomas. (Visit. "Suff., Metcalf, p. 7.) 

t Visit. Hunt., in Camden Soc, xliii, 112, 127. 

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the father of Edward Maria, the first Governor of Virginia ; while Robert 
Gosnold, next brotlier and lieir of the above John, was grandfather, through 
his second son Antliony, of our Bartliolomew Gosnold the explorer. The 
Blennerhassets were closely related by marriage with the Culpepers of Kent, 
BO well known in connection with the Virginia colony.* 

Will of RoBKRTE Gosnold the younger, of Ottley, co. Suffolk, dated 
26 January 1558[9]. I bequeath my body to be buried in the church- 
yard of Ottley, nigh unto my wife's grave. Item, to John Gosnold my 
son all those lands I have had in occupation by the s[)ace of certain years, 
parcel of Chamberlaines, sometime called Alfrdye's chantry, for 21 years 
after my decease ; then to remain to Anthony Gosnold my son and his 
heirs male, the said lands, nevertheless, to remain at liberty to the perfor- 
masion of the will of Robert Gosnold my father. I give to Robert 
Gosnold my son, my manor called Cardon haulle in tail male. To my 
daughters, viz. Anne, Alice, Dorothy, Kathe, Mary, Agnes, Cicely and 
Judith, oO li apiece on their marriage or several ages of 24, viz. 30 li. 
apiece from myself, and 20 li of the gift of Robert Vesey,! n^y f either in law 
to every of them. I give to my executors my farm of Charefeld Closse 
for the bringing up of my children for 10 years, and the residue of my 
term therein to him that shall be owner of the tenement I now dwell in. 
I bequeath to my son Robert, my two double gilt bowls, and a bed which 
he hath of mine in London etc. I will that all things in my hall and 
parlour etc. shall remain to him that shall have this house, according as it 
may appear by an inventory made by own hand, 1 February 1557 (8). 
To William Gosnold, my sou, a littill white boule of silver. To Edward 
Gosnold, my son, 6 silver spoons, I give to Elizabeth Morse my servant, 
one of my best brass pots. To Johane Stowford my servant two pairs of 
sheets. To William Gosnold, my son, 200 li. out of my moiety of the 
manor of Leyborne. I bequeath to Edward Gosnold, my son, 100 li. as 
appointed in the will of my father Robert Gosnold, and a further 100 li. 
at his age of 21. Small money legacies to Robert Wythe, Robert Bonde, 
Thomas Dryner, Thomas Stamperd and Thomas Chantnes. If any of 
my sons refuse the advertisement and counsel of my father and their 
grandfather, their portions shall be at the wall of my said father. Ex- 
ecutors ; my sons Robert and Anthony Gosnold. By me Roberte Gosnold 
Junior. Witn : Lyonell Morse senior, Wyllyam Armigerd, Roberte To- 
vell. Proved 27 April 1559 by Robert Gosnold, one of the executors, 
with power reserved, etc. P C. C, Chaynvay, 2. 

Will of John Gosnolde of Codenham, co. Suffolk, gent, dated 10 
September 1583. I bequeath my body to be buried in the church of 
Codenham aforesaid, and I make my wife Catherine my universal legatee 
and sole executrix. By me John Gosnold. Witn : Edmond Davers, John 
Stile. 12 November 1583 commission issued to Catherine Gosnould, relict 
of the deceased, to administer the goods etc. of the said deceased, she 
having expressly renounced the execution of the above will in the person 
of Christopher Robinson, notary public. P. C. C, Butts, 11. 

Will of Thomas Gosnold of Stonham Aspall, co. Suffolk, gent, dated 
27 September 1648. I bequeath my body to be buried in the church, 

* Visit. Suff., Metoalf, p. 7. 

t See will of Robert Vesey of ITadley, co. Suff., clothier, dat. 11 Oct. 1559, pr. 7 May 
15G1 (P. C. C, Loftus, 16) printed in Muskctt's SutTolk Manorial Families, I, 58. 

1903.] Gleanings from English Archives. 99 

chancel or churchyard where as I shall depart this life, which I hope shall 
be in Bently, for I desire to be laid by the side of my late deceased wife. 
Whereas my nephew Robert Gosnold of Ottley, co. Suffolk, esq. is in- 
debted unto me in several sums of money, my will is that my executor 
shall use his best endeavour to get in the same, and sliall then pay to my 
nephew Robert Gosnold of Ottley, esq. grandchild of my eldest brother 
Robert Gosnold, 30 li, to his wife Dorothy, 20 li and to Elizabeth Gosnold 
his daughter, 20 li ; to Anthony Gosnold and Henry Gosnold sons of my 
brother Anthony Gosnold, 10 li apiece ; to Thomas and Elizabeth Gosnold, 
son and daughter of my nephew Tliomas Gosnold, 40 li. and 20 li respec- 
tively ; and to Dorothy and Robert Gosnold, daughter and son of my 
brother Anthony, 10 li. apiece. When the debt of 130 li. due to me from 
John Barrington, my late wife's son, is recovered I give to Robert Gosnold, 
son of my nephew Anthony Gosnold, 20 li. ; to Mary and Elizabeth Gosnold, 
daughters of the said Anthony, 15 li. apiece, to be paid into the hands of 
their father or mother until the said Robert is 21 and t^ said daughters 
16. I bequeath to John Rewce, incumbent of Bentley, 20s. To Stephen 
Blomfeild of Stonham Aspall, 5 li. and I do make him supervisor of my 
will. I give to my sister Ann Warner, in remembrance of her brothers 
deceased, 5 li. Residuary legatee and executor : Robert Gosnold, son of 
my brother Anthony Gosnold. (si^^Tzec^) Thomas Gosnold. Witn : Dorothy 
Gosnold, Elizabeth Blomfeild. the mark of James Roper, Edmound Porter, 
scrivener. 11 February 1653[4] commission issued to Ann Gosnold, 
relict and administratrix of Robert Gosnold, deceased, the executor named. 

P. C. C, Alchin, 163.* 

Will of Anthony Gosnold of Worlingworth, co. Suffolk, gent., dated 
24 September 1655. I give to the poor of Worlingworth 4 li. at the dis- 
cretion of my brother-in-law Mr William Godbold of Walingworth afore- 
said. To the poor of Malsford, 20s. Item, to my brother Thomas Gosnold, 
10 li. To Thomas Gosnold his son, and to Elizabeth, Mary, and Anne, 
his three daughters 5 li. apiece- I will to Abigail Gosnold, daughter of 
my late deceased brother Robert Gosnold, 15 li. at her age of 16. To my 
sister Ursula, wife of Mr James Rossington, minister, 30 li. If she die 
before receiving it, it shall be divided among her children at their a^res of 
13. I bequeath to my sister Dorothy, now wife of the said Mr. William 
Godbold, 60 li. To my sister Anne, now wife of Mr Bond, minister, 30 li. 
To my cousin Mrs Mary Alston, widow, of London, my cousin Thurston 
Parson of Wallingworth. Mr Edward Dunston of the same parish, to John 
Morse, mariner, master of the ship WiJlinm ^ James, and to William Drane 
of Otley, to each a ring of 20s., and the like to Mr William Harvey, now 
or late of Wallingworth. I give to Mr William Godbold, son of my said 
brother-in-law, my library of books, desiring his mother, my sister, to pre- 
serve them till he shall come to some years of discretion. To Dorothy 
Godbold, his sister, my diamond ringe. All my houses and lands I give to 
my brother Henry Gosnold. If I continue to live with my said brother- 
in-law Mr William Godbold my executor shall pay him 10 li. Executor : 
my said brother Henry Gosnold. {signed) Anthony Gosnold. Witn: 
John Stockton. Proved 14 December 1657 by the executor named. 

P. C. C, Ruthen, 529. 

*This will is also re,?isterefl in the Cons, of Norwich, Bk. 134, fo. 13^, for calling 
my attention to which I am indebted to my friend, Dr. J. J. Muskett. of Lincoln's Inn, 
London. Stonham Aspall is about 5 miles northwest of Otley. There are no other 
Gosnolds in the Norwich Cons. Court before 1650. 

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Will of Robert Gosnold of Otley, co. Suffolk, esquier, dated 28 Janu- 
ary 1651 [2]. I give to my wife Dorothy all my messuage etc called 

Audrewes and other tenements in the occupation of Ryvers, my lessee, 

in Otley, and my messuage etc. in the occupation of John Pepper and 
Thomas Goodinge, to hold for her life in addition to her jointure, she hav- 
ing at my request levied a fine to Thomas Edgar of Ipswich, esq. of part of 
her said jointure. I give her also three score acres of my copyhold lands 
at her choice. To my eldest son Robert Gosnold, all the tenements as- 
signed for my wife's jointure after her decease, and all other my copyhold 
tenements, my wife having the profits thereof till my son be 24, for the 
education of my younger children. Executors : my said wife and son, and 
my friend James Wythe of Framsden. The residue of my personal estate 
shall be equally divided among all my children except the said Robert, and 
my daughters Dorothy and Elizabeth, {signed) Robert Gosnold. (13 No- 
vember 1652.) Witn : William Palmer, Thomas Goodwyn, Joseph Bird. 
James Wythe, Joseph Cornwallys junior, Sackforth Gosnold, the mark of 
George Vertue the elder. 

Codicil, 18 November 1656 providing for the payment of an annuity to 
testator's mother Ann Hassell out of the lands in Otley, in case she shall 
not enter into manors and lands sold to Thomas Edgar esq., lying in 
Witnesham, Henley and Swilland. The interest of the 10 li. which was 
given to my son Charles by a friend shall be paid him over and above his 
portion. I give to my brother Sackford Gosnold 10 li. The 600 li. for 
which I am trustee for Anne Moss well, wife of John Moss well, shall be 
paid to such person as she shall nominate. (signed) Robert Gosnold. 
Witn : Michaell Grigge, Richard Younge, James Wythe. Proved 25 May 
1658 by Robert Gosnold and James Wythe, executors, with power reserved, 
etc. P. C. C, Wootton, 354. 

Will of James Gosnell, of Eppinge, co. Essex, gent., dated 31 January 
1655 [6]. I give all my estate, goods and chattels whatsoever to my well 
beloved wife Mary Gosnell, whom I make executrix of my will, (signed) 
James Gosnell. Witn: Martin Master, Edward Harris. Proved 14 July 
1658 by Mary Gossnell, the executrix named. P. C. C, Wootton, 373. 

Admon. of Ralph Gosnold, late in parts beyond the seas deceased, 
granted 16 September 1653 to Mary Gosnold, spinster, the sister. 

P. C. C. Ad. Act Bk., 1653-4, L, fo. 32. 

Admon. of Robert Gosnold, late of Worlingworth, co. Suffolk, granted 
11 February 1653 [4] to Anne Gosnold, the relict. 

P. C. C. Ad. Act Bk., 1653-4, XL, fo. 389. 

Admon. of Richard Gosnell late- of the parish of St. Andrew, Hol- 
born, granted 25 November 1658 to Elizabeth Gosnell alias Evans, wife of 
Richard Evans, and relict of Richard Gosnell, deceased, to administer, etc. 

P. P. C. Ad. Act Bk., p. 294. 

In the preceding notes I have included all of the Gosnolds of Suffolk 
who occur as testators or intestates in the Prerogative Court up to the year 
1650. There is another family of Bristol, who spell it Gosnell with great 
persistence down to the 18th Century, who also appear and of whom I made 
many notes during my work in Bristol, but, as there is no apparent connec- 
tion with the Otley family, I have omitted them here. It may well prove, 
however, that they sprang from the same stock in Clopton. 

[To be continued.] 

1903^.] Andrew Dewing and his Descendafits. 101 


By Benjabiin Fbanklin Dewing, Esq., of Boston. 

1. Andrew^ Dewing, the date and place of whose birth is unknown, 
appears on the Dedham " Towne Booke," among the subscribers to the 
" Covenant," as *' Andr : Duein." The name is also variously spelled, in 
records of the town, as Duing, Duinge, Dewin, Duin, Duen, Deuiu and 
Duinge. The date of his signing the Covenant does not appear. It is 
thought he settled in the part of Dedham that, in 1711, was set off as 
Needham. His name appears in Whitman's History of the Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company (2d ed., p. 143) as a member, in 1644, 
from Natick ; but probably he resided nearer that place than the settle- 
ment at Dedham, and perhaps on what was afterward known as the Ridge 
Hill farm in AYellesley, part if not all of which was owned by the Dewing 
descendants until 1811. He was received into the First Church in Dedham, 
19 d. 2 m. 1646; and was made freeman. May 16, 1646. He was one of 
the surveyors in 1651 ; constable in 1664; and served the town on some 
important committees, and in minor offices. On 14 d. 10 m. 1664, "A bill 
is orderd to be giuen to Andr. Duein to receaue of the Constable 20^ for 
killing 2 woolues in the Towne." His will, dated Sept, 8, and probated 
Oct. 30, 1677, is in Suffolk Co. Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 207. His 

first wife, Lydia , died 13 d. 8 m. 1651; and he married second, 

lOd. 9m. 1652, Ann Donstall. He died Sept. 16, 1677. 

Children by first wife : 

i. John, 2 b. 16 d. 12 m. 1649; d. in infancy, 
ii. John, b. 19 d. 5 m. 1651; d. 20 d. 10 m. 1651. 

Children by second wife : 

2. iii. Andrew, b. 26 d. 11m. 1655. 

iv. Rachel, bapt. 27 d. 4:m. 1658 (Church record) ; no other mention 
of Rachel found. 

V. Lydia, b. about 1660; mentioned in her father's will as his eldest 
daughter; m. Dec. 15, 1683, John, son of John and Rebecca 
(Hall) Bacon, who was b. July 17, 1656, and d. Oct. 27, 1732. 
She d. Nov. 17, 1754. Their ch. b. in Dedham, were: 1. Lijdia, 
b. Oct. 12, 1684. 2. Eebecca, b. June 30, 1687. 3. Bachel, b. 
Mar. 30, 1690. 4. John, b. Jan. 3, 1692-3. 5. Michael, b. Mar. 

21, 1695-6. (See Dedham records.) 

3. vi. Jonathan, b. Apr. 3, bapt. Apr. 19, 1663. 

vii. Ann, bapt. May 6, 1666; m. Feb. 17, 1686, Daniel, son of Henry 
and Jane (Goodenough) Wight, who was b. Nov. 24, 1656, and 
d. May 1, 1719. She d. May 10, 1725. Their ch. were : 1. David, 
b. Dec. 19, 1686. 2. Daniel, b. Jan. 25, 1690. 3. John, b. Apr. 

22, 1699. (See Wight Genealogy.) 
viii. Deborah, b. Oct., 1668. 

2. Andrew^ Dewing {Andrew^), born 26 d. 11 m. 1655, married 27 d. 
10 m. 1682, Dorothy Hyde. He resided in that part of Dedham 
which was set off as Needham in 1711, and was a husbandman. 
He inherited land from his father's estate, and also had some small 
parcels of land granted him from the town of Dedham. He was 
one of the petitioners for the incorporation of Needham. He died 
Jan. 14, 1718, and his will is recorded in Suffolk Co. Probate. 


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102 Andrew Dewing and his Desce7idants, [Jan. 

Children, born in Dedham : 

4. 1. Andrkw,3 b. Sept. 25, 1683. 
ii. Martha, b. Nov. 30, 1685; d. Mar. 24, 1686. 

5. iii. IlKNiir, b. Oct. 16, 1690. 
iv. EsTiiKR, b. Sept. 21, 1602; m. (1) Sept. 15, 1714, John, b. Auj?. 17, 

1687, son of John and Mary Parker; resided in Newton. She d. 
probably before 1753; and he m. (2) Hannah Pierce of Weston. 
He d. in 1762; will prob. June 15, 1762. For names of ch., see 
Jackson's Hist, of Newton. 

6. Y. Edmond, b. Sept. 9, 1694. 
vi. Dorothy, b. Jaly 26, 1697. 

3. Jonathan^ Dewing [AndreKp-)^ born April 3, 1663, married Jan. 7, 

1602, Susannah, born Jan. 18, 1668, daughter of John and Rebecca 
(Hall) Bacon, and resided in that part of Dedham which was set 
off as Needham in 1711. He was one of the petitioners for the 
incorporation of Needham. He inherited some land from his father's 
estate. He died in 1741, and his will, dated Sept. 23, and probated 
Nov. 10, 1741, names wife Susannah, son Stephen, and Capt. John 
Fisher, as executors. Inventory, £962. 3s. 2d. (Suffolk Co. 

Children, born in Dedham : 

Jonathan,^ b. Oct. 5, 1692. 
Nathaniel, b. Aug-. 7, 1695. 
Stephen, b. Apr. 6, 1698. 
Patience^ b. Feb. 18. 1699-1700. 
David, b. May 9. 1703. 

Jemima, b. June 25, 1706 ; m. in Boston, May 14, 1732, John Collen 
She d. Nov. 18, 1762. Ch. : 1. Jemima, b". Oct. 12, 1732; d. Oct. 

14, 1819; m. Dec. 6, 1753, Joseph Mackintier. 2. Mary, b. Sept. 
25, 1740. 

4. Andrew^ Dewing {Andreiv,^ Andrew^), born in Dedham, Sept. 25, 

1683, married Feb. 15, 1708-9, Abi_2:ail, born in Dedham, Jan. 19, 

1684, daughter of John and Rebecca (Ellis) Fisher. He was one 
of the petitioners for the incorporation of Needham, where he re- \ 
sided, and was selectman and assessor of the town, 1725-1727, and 
served on important committees. He owned considerable land in 
Needham. The administration of his estate is recorded in Suffolk 
Co. Probate. He died Nov. 4, 1745 ; and she died Jan. 24, 1758. 

Children, born in Needham, and the last five baptized Sept. 1, 
1728: |H 

i. Timothy,-* b. Nov. 6, 1709; d. Apr. 3, 1710. ^| 

ii. Jeremiah, b. May 19, 1715*; m. Nov. 27, 1739, at Boston, Martha, 
dau. of Jonathan and Martha (Ru«gles) Smith, who was b. Jan. 

15, 1713-14. He d. in 1773. She d. Au":. 22, 1802. Her will 
was probated Oct. 5, 1802, in Norfolk Co. Probate. No cliildren. 

iii. Mary, b. Mar. 30, 1718; m. Dec. 7, 1743, John, son of Nathaniel 
and Mary (Thorp) Chickering, who was b. Auij. 23, 1715. Their 
ch., b. in Dedham, were: 1. John, b. Ans^. 2, 1744. 2. Samuel, 
b. Sept. 28, 1745; d. May 12, 1746. 3. Abigail, b. Nov. 25, 1747. 
4. Timothy, b. Mar. 10, 1750. 5. Samuel, b. May 24, 1755. 6. 
Molly, b. Sept. 20, 1758. 

iv. Dokotiiy, b. Mav 3, 1721; m. Apr. 12, 1750, Josiah Ware, as his 
2d wife. She d. Jan. 26, 1756. (See Ware GenealoiiT.) Their 
ch., b. in Needham, were: I. Asa, b. Mar. 5, 1751. 2. Dorothy^ 
b. May 16, 1752; m. Josepli Hall of Wrentham ; d. July 4, 1815. 
3. Joseph, b. Oct. 15, 1753. 4. Daniel, b. May 19, 1755. 

V. Keiikcca, b. May 14, 1723; d. Feb. 3, 1730. 
9. vi. Solomon, b. Sept. 30, 1727. 

903.] Andrew Dewing and his Desce7idants. 103 

5. Henry^ Dewing (Andrew,'^ Andrew^), born in Dedham, Oct. 16, 
1690, married first, Dec. 4, 1716, at Boston, Meliitable, daughter 
of Eleazer and Meliitable (Thurston) Ellis, who was born May 13, 
1695. He resided in Needham, where he joined the church, July 
16, 1721. He inherited some land from his father's estate; and 
held some minor offices in the town. His first wife died May 17, 
1750; and he married second, Mrs. Ehzabeth Warren, Jan 18 
1753. He died March 21, 1765. * ' 

Children by first wife, born in Needham : 

10. i. Moses,* b. Sept. 15, 1717; bapt. Oct. 13, 1723. 

ii. Aaron, b. Feb. 25, 1719; bapt. Oct. 13, 1723; d. Jan. 17, 1731. 

iii. Mehitable, b. Nov. 6, 1720; bapt. Oct. 13, 1723; ni. (1) Nov. 29 
1743, Dr. Nathaniel, son of Natlianiel and Ann (Rice) Tohnan* 
who was b. Aug-. 3, 1716. He d. Aug. 30, 1775; and she m. (2)' 
Mar. 5, 1777, Henry Plympton of Medtleld. She d. in 17i)7. For 
names and dates of birth of ch., see Toiman Genealoo-y 

11. iv. Henry, b. Apr. 1, bapt. Oct. 14, 1724. 

12. V. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 10, bapt. Oct. 24, 1725. 
vi. Esther, b. May 24, bapt. June 4, 1727; m. Oct. 2, 1750 Timothv 

The ch. of Esther were: 1. Timothy, b. Aug. 14, bapt. Aii"- 25 
1751; d. Mar. 7, 1755. 2. Esther, b. Apr. 29, bapt. May 6, 1753- 
m. June 1, 1780, Joseph Ware. 3. Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1754, bapt! 
Sept. 25, 1757. 4. Abigail, b. Jane 30, 1758, bapt. Nov. 16' 17G0* 
m. Apr. 14, 1777, Edward Jackson of Newton. 5. Hannah h 
May 20, bapt. Nov. 16, 1760; m. Joshna Carter of Natick ' 6 
Timothy, b. May 16, 1764, bapt. Oct. 26, 1766; d. in 1825- unm. 
7. Judith, b. Aug. 5, 1769, bapt. Aug. 30, 1772. ' 

viL Elizabeth, b. Oct. 29, bapt. Nov. ^9, 1729; m. Mar. 27, 1751, 
David, son of Jonathan and Martha (liuogles) Smith, who wa« 
b. May 6, 1727. She d. Apr. 5, 1764; and he m. (2) Dec. 16^, 
1768, in Boston, Mrs. Abigail (Parker) Dewing. He d. Dec. 23,' 
1807. The ch. of Elizabeth, b. in Needham, were: 1. Martha 
b. Dec. 6, 1751, bapt. Aug. 28, 1757. 2. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 28*, 
1754, bapt. Aug. 28, 1757. 3. Mehitabel, b. Oct. 22, 1756 bapt 
Aug. 28, 1757; d. Apr. 3, 1835. 4. Olive, b. Apr. 23, bapt'. Nov. 
11, 1759. 5. David, b. July 19, bapt. Aug. 30, 1761; m. Jan. 3, 
1788, Phoebe Hunting. He d. Feb. 24, 1832. 

viii. Aaron, b. Sept. 24, 1731; d. June 15, 1750. 

ix. Ephraim, b. July 20, bapt. July 22, 1733; d. Dec. 18, 1765; unra. 

C. Edmund^ Dewing, {Andrew,'^ Andrew^), born in Dedham, Sept. 9, 
169 4, married Mar. 26, 1723, Ruth Dunkley. He resided in Need- 
ham, on laud received from his father. He died Sept. 1, 1752 ; and 
she died Sept. 5, 1755. 

Children, born in Needham : 
13. i. JosiAH,'^ b. Apr. 11, bapt. July 17, 1724. 

ii. Ruth, b. Apr. 4, bapt. Apr. 24, 1726; m. Dec. 5, 1745, Isaac, son 
of Isaac and Abigail (Griggs) Newell, who was b. Jan. 11, 1718, 
m Roxbnry; resided in Sturbridge. He d. May 7, 1790; and she 
d. Dec. 2-^, 1793. Their ch. were : 1. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 13, 1747- 
d. Aug. 20, 1747. 2. Isaac, b. Sept. 9, 1748 ; prob. d. before 17621 
3. Jacob, b. June 13, 1750. 4. Abraham, b. Aug. 4, 1754. 5. Mary, 
b. June 5, 1755. 6. Samuel, b. Apr. 29, 1757. 7. Stephen, b. June 
31, 1760. 8. Isaac, b. Mar. 5, 1762. 9. Iluth, b. Jan. 10 1764 
10. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 1, 1766. 11. Elizabeth, b. June 18, 1768. 
(See Sturbridge Records.) 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 22, bapt. Mar. 24, 1728; d. Jan. 21 17'?9 
iv. Edmond, b. Dec. 28, 1729, bapt. Jan. 4, 1730; d. June 1,-1750. 

104 And7'ew Dewing and his Descendants, [Jan. 

V. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, bapt. Mar. 26, 1732; d. in infancy. 

14. vi. Andrew, b. Mar. 23, bapt. Mar. 25, 1733, 

vii. Mary, b. June 6, bapt. June 8, 1735; d. Aug. 19, 1751. 

15. viii. Timothy, b. July 13, bapt. July 16, 1738. 

16. ix. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 9, bapt. Sept. 14, 1740. 

7. Jonathan^ Deaving {Jonathan,'^ Andrew'^), born Oct. 5, 1692, mar- 

ried Jan. 5, 1721, Tabitha, daughter of Benoni and Sarah (Wright) 
Learned, of Sherborn, who was born Mar. 19, 1697-8 (see History 
of Sherborn). He resided in Sherborn and Natick, and was a far- 
mer and cooper. She died Apr. 20, 1734, in Sherborn ; and he died 
Nov. 27, 1756, in Natick, 

Children, born in Sherborn : 

17. i. Daniel,^ b. Mar. 16, 1720-1. 

ii. Beulah, b. Mar. 2, 1723-4; m. Feb. 1^, 1751, Moses Dewing (see 
No. 10). 

iii. Sarah, b. July 8, 1726; m. May 23, 1745, Joshua, son of Thomas 
and Sarah (CheYer) Kendall, who was b. Aug. 7, 1713, in Fram- 
ingham ; resided in Framingham and Needham. Their eh. were : 
1. Jane, b. July 17, 1746; m. Reuben Fames of Holiston, who d. 
May 16, 1818, age 75 years. She d. Feb. 2, 1837. (See Barry's 
Hist, of Framingham, page 308.) 2. Anne, b. Sept. 25, bapt. 
Oct. 2, 1748; d. May 23, 1750. 3. Anne, b. June 14, bapt. Junie 
16, 1751; d. May 7, "^1754. 4. Joshua, b. Feb. 13, bapt. Feb. 17, 

iv. Keziah, b. Mar. 8, 1728-9; d. Mar. 14, 1743. 

8. Nathaniel^ Dewing (Jonathan,^ Andrew^), born Aug. 7, 1695, 

married Sept. 7, 1727, Hannah, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah 
(Holland) Phillips, of Watertown, who was baptized Apr. 23, 1699. 
He owned land in Needham and Weston, and resided in Weston 
near the Needham line. He disposed of his land a few years before 
his death, which occurred in 1783 or 4. 
Children, born in Weston : 

i. Jemima,'' b. Apr. 18, 1728. 
ii. Hannah, b. Oct. 19, 1731. 
iii. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 18, 1739 ; m. Oct. 13, 1763, his cousin Mary, dau. 

of John and Jemima (Dewing) Coller, who was b. Sept. 25, 1740. 

She d. July 30, 1764; and he died Mar. 3, 1788 (Weston Town 

records). One ch., which died in infancy. 

9. Solomon^ Dewing (Andrew,^ Andrew,'^ Andrew'^), born Sept. 30, 

1727, married (intention published in Natick, Dec. 23, 1750) Ruth, 
born Apr. 26, 1729, daughter 'of Jonathan and Ruth (Clark) Rich- 
ardson (see Richardson Memorial, page 725). He resided in 
Needham, where he died, perhaps Jan. 25, 1764. She died in North 
Brookfield, Dec. 1, 1810 (Brookfield records). He owned land in 
Needham, which he probably received from his father's estate, some 
of which he sold before his death. 

Children, baptized with their mother. Mar. 4, 1764 : 

1. Kehkcca,* b. Mar. 28, 1752. 

Ii. Ruth. 

iii. Solomon, b. in 1756. 

iv. Abigail, b. in 1757; m. July 1, 1781, Jude, son of Roger and Han- 
nah Stevens, who was b. Nov. 17, 1754, and d. Oct. 25, 1825. 
Slie d. Oct. 17, 18^9, aged 82. 

V. Jeremiah. 

1903.] Andi^ew Dewing and his Descendants, 105 

10. MosES^ Dewing {Henry^ Andrew^ Andrew^)^ born Sept. 15, 1717, 

married Feb. 19, 1751, Beular, daughter of Jonathan^ and Tabitha 
(Learned) Dewing, who was born March 2, 1724. They resided in 
Natick. He died there in 1775 ; and she died Sept. 8, 1775. 

Children : 

i. Aaron,* b. Mar. 25, bapt. Mar. 29, 1752; d. Oct. 15, 1754. 
li. Khoda, b. Oct. 3, bapt. Oct. 6, 1754; d. Oct. 15, 1754. 
iii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 7, bapt. Oct. 13, 1755 ; d. June 22, 1774. 
iv. Beular, b. Dec. 18, bapt. Dec. 31, 1758; m. Aug. 22, 1776, Beriah, 
sou of Timothy and Lyclia Sparrawk, of Natick, who was b. Aug. 

21, 1754, and d. July 1, 1836. Their ch. was : Martha, b.^ept. 4, 
1777; m. Edward Parker; d. Dec. 14, 1845. 

11. Henry^ Dewing {Henry, ^ Andrew,'^ Andrew^), born April 1, 1724, 

married Nov. 9, 1752, Elizabeth, daughter of Timothy and Eliza- 
beth Tolman, of vStoughton, who was born Oct. 7, 1728. He was a 
farmer and resided in Needham. As a member of Capt. Caleb 
Kingsbury's Co. of Col. Aaron Davis's regiment he marched to Lex- 
ington on the alarm of April 19, 1775. He also had a short service 
in Capt. Robert Smith's Co. of Needham, on the occupation of Dor- 
chester lleights, in March, 1776. He was one of the Committee of 
Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, in 1778-1779, of the Town 
of Needham; selectman 1782, and served the town on important 
committees, and in minor offices. He died April 3, 1805 ; and she 
died March 29, 1812. 

Children, born in Needham : 

i. Timothy Tolman,* b. Nov. 7, bapt. Nov. 11, 1753 ; d. Jan. 14, 1755. 

ii. Timothy, b. Nov. 2, bapt. Nov. 9, 1755. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 9, bapt. Dec. 11, 1757; m. Jan, 1, 1787, Royal, 
son of Col. William and Abigail (Whiting) Mcintosh, who was 
b. Jan. 18, 1757, in Roxbury. They resided in Needham. He d. 
July 8, 1807; and she d. Feb. 11, 1825. Their ch. were: 1. Sam- 
uel, b. May 10, 1788, bapt. Nov. 10, 1793; m. Sept. 24, 1810, Pris- 
cilla Smith; d. Jan. 13, 1837, 2. Royal, b. Sept. 13, 1790, bapt. 
Nov. 10, 1793; m. July 11, 1813, Suky Gnrney Smith; d. Oct. 21, 
1851. 3. Priscilla, b. Feb. 13, 1792, bapt. Nov. 10, 1793; m. 
Mar. 22, 1814, Caivin Broad. He d. I^ov. 18, 1816; and she d. 
Apr. 21, 1818. 4. Catherine, b. Feb. 13, bapt. Mar. 30, 1794; m. 
June 19, 1816, Newell Smith. 5. Elizabeth, b. May 6, bapt. June 
19, 1796; d. Aug. 17, 1820. 6. Hannah, b. Mar. 10, bapt. Apr. 

22, 1798; m. May 20, 1824, Reuel Ware, who was b. Sept. 25, 
1794. She d. May 1, 1875; and he d. Aug. 15, 1882. 

iv. Mehitable, b. May 10, bapt. Oct. 14, 1759 ; m. Oct. 23, 1783, Gideon, 
son of Col. AVilliam and Abigail (Whiting) Mcintosh. He was 
a farmer, and they resided in Needham and Milton. He d. July 
31, 1825, in Milton ; and she d. Feb. 25, 1847, at Needham. Their 
Ch., b. in Needham, were: 1 Mehitable, b. Apr. 10, 1784; ra. 
June 8, 1806, Casper Adams. 2. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 29, 1785; m. 
Feb. 6, 1803, Benjamin McKeudry, who was b. Nov. 22, 1780, and 
d. Oct. 26, 1833. She d. Mar. 11, 1862, at Mattapan. 8. Gideon, 
b. May 13, 1789; m. Nov. 5, 1812, Nancy Sherman of Canton. 
She d. Sept. 19, 1836; and he d. Sept. 19, 1859. 4. Lucy Fisk, 
b. in 1793; d. May 23, 1855, unm. 5. Bathsheba, b. Aug. 1, 1795; 
m. Dea. Jacob Flinn of Dorchester; d. Mar. 24, 1863. No issue. 

V. Henry, b. June 17, bapt. July 5, 1761 ; d. Dec. 6, 1762. 

vi. Henry, b. Aug. 29, bapt. Sept. 25, 1763; d. Jan. 21, 1836; unm. 

vii. Hannah, b. Nov. 3, bapt. Nov. 24, 1765; m. Jan. 13, 1806, Capt. 
Enoch, son of Joseph and Susannah Whitcmore, of Newton, who 

106 Aiidrew Dewing and his Descendants. [Jan. 

^\as b. Dec. 28, 1700, and c1. Dec. 21, 1843. She d. Aug. 14, 1845. 
They resided, and l)oth d., in Koyalston. No issue. 
viii. EriiKAiM, b. June IG, bapt. June 30, 1771 ; d. July 8, 1844, in Brook- 

12. Ebenezku* Dewing [Hennj^^ Andrew,'^ Andrew^), born Oct. 10, 1 725, 

married lsal)oll . He was a farmer, aud resided in Needham. 

lie owned land deeded him by his father in 1753, toward his por- 
tion of tlie estate ; also other land received after the death of his 
father, in 17(55, and land bought of Solomon Dewing, in 1761 and 
1764. He died Nov. 26, 1766. Ilis widow, Isabell, married sec- 
ond, Apr. 8, 1776, Asa Gay of Needham, who was born Aug. 20, 
1728, and died Apr. 9, 1806, aged 78. 
Children, born in Needham : 

i. Lydia,* b. Dec. 2, 1753; m. (1) May 25, 1774, Samuel, son of Sam- 
uel and Hannah Mackintier, who wash. Apr. 17, 1753, and d. Feb. 
23, 1777. They had one ch. : Lydia, b. Nov. 22, 1774. Widow 
Lydia Mackintier m. (2) Jan. 22, 1778, Amos, son of Samuel aud 
Eunice Morse, who was b. in 1749, and resided in Natick and 
Needliam. He d. May 23, 1819; and she d. May 6, 1817. Their 
ch., b. in Natick, were: 1. PoUij, b. Sept. 15, 1778. 2. Kittij, b. 
Oct. 31, 1780; d. Oct. 26, 1783. 3. Elijah, b. Apr. 4, 1782. 4. 
Jabez, b. Nov. 14, 1784. 

ii. Nathan, b. Feb. 8, 1758. 

ill. Elijah, b. July 11, 1761. 

iv. Jabez, m. Dec. 1, 1793, Saljy Clark. 


13. JosiAH^ J^Y.wi^^ [Edmund,^ Andrew,'^ Ayidrew^), hovn Apr. 11, 1724, i 
married first, Apr. 22, 1747, Mary, daughter of Josiah and Hannah, 
(Fisher) Newell, who was born Oct, 23, 1721, and died Apr. 11, 
1760, in Needham ; and married second, June 26, 1766, Margaret, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Margaret Gay, who was born Feb. 5, j 
1725, and died Dec. 12, 1811. He died Aug. 12, 1786. He resided 
in Needham, where he owned some land. 
Children, born in Needham : 

i. Hannah,* b. Apr. 23, 1748 ; m. Apr. 26, 1769, Jacob Perham of Up- 

ii. Josiah, b. Aug. 7, bapt. Aug. 13, 1749. 

ill. Mauy, b. Nov^26, bapt. Dec. 2, 1750; d. Dec. 30, 1754. 

iv. Ruth, b. Apr. 1, bapt. Apr. 8, 1753; m. int. pub. Nov. 29, 1771, in^ 
Dedhara, to John Farrington. Thsy resided in Walpole. Their" 
ch. were: 1. Bebecca, b. June 18, 1772; m. Dec. 6, 1798, Seth 
Bishop of Wrentham. 2. Chloe, b. Jan. 1, 1780. 3. Fhineas, b. 
May 28, 1784. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Aug;. 10, bapt. Auj?. 18, 1754. 

vi. Mary, b. Feb. 5, "bapt. Feb. 8, 1756; m. Mar. 24, 1783, in Salera, 
Aaron, son of Ephraira and Mary (Davis) Jackson, of Newton, 
who was b. in 1758. They had one ch., b. in Needham: Mary, 
b. Jnne 30, 1783; m. Barnard Kctchum of Sudbury, Vt. Aaron 
Jackson and family moved to Sndbnry, Vt., where he d. Auij;. 2, 
1802; and his widow m. (2) Suly. She d. Dec. 18, 1813. 

vii. Expkuance, b. Jane 25, bapt. July 3, 1757. 

viii. Joseph, b. Apr. 11, bapt. July 15, 1759. 

14. Andreav'^ Dewing {Edmund,^ Andrew,'^ Andreio^) born Mar. 23, 
1733, married Sept. 17, 1761, Esther, daughter of Joseph and Abi- 
gail Richardson. He owned land in Natick, and he resided there 
until after the Revolutionary War, when he removed to Green v/ich, 
where he bought land and resided until his death, Feb. 6, 1810. 

1903.] u4.7idrew Dewing and his Descendants. 107 

He was a soldier in Capt. Aaron Gardner's Co., of Col. Brooks's 
Regt., 1776. Sept. 18, 1776, the town of Natick paid Andrew 
Dewing for h turn to New York, £3. 6s. 8d. His estate was ad- 
ministered in Hampshire Co. 
Children : 

i. Esther,* b. Jan. 25, 1762. in Dedham ; m. int. pub.'Apr. 18, 1781, 
in Dedhara, to Nathaniel Chickerino;. They resided in Dover. 
He d. Feb. 5, 1837; and she d. Jan. 27, 1845, in Dover. Their 
ch., b. in Dover, were: 1. Simeon, b. Mar. 23, 1782; d. Apr. 2, 
1790. 2. Nathaniel, b. May 23, 1784; d. May 4, 1863, in Enfield. 
8. Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1787; d. Jan. 17, 1872. 4. Polly, b. May 
26, 1789; d. in infancy. 5. Leonard, b. Nov. 2, 1790; d. Mar. 24, 
1849. 6. Simeon, b. Sept. 26, 1792; d. Oct. 18, 1800. 7. Joseph, 
b. Sept. 1, 1794; d. Oct. 25, 1800. 8. Otis,h. Oct. 16, 1796; d. 
Oct. 16, 1800. 9. Luaj, b. Jan. 13, 1799; d. Oct. 15, 1800. 10. 
Esther, b. May 10, 1801 ; d. July 18, 1819. 11. Almira, b. Apr. 
7, 1806; d. Dec. 18, 1861, 

ii. Mary, bapt. Oct. 8, 1769, in Natick. 

iii. Chloe, b. July 29, 1765, in Weston, bapt. Oct. 8, 1769, in Natick. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 13, 1767, in Natick, bapt. Oct. 8, 1769, in Natick. 

V. Edmund, b. Nov. 21, 1769, in Natick, bapt. Mar. 4, 1770, in Natick. 

vi. Leonard, b. May 17, 1772, in Natick, bapt. June 27, 1773, in Natick. 

vii. Andrew, bapt. Sept. 22, 1776, in Natick. 

15. Timothy* Dewing {Edmund,^ Andrew^ Andrew'^), born July 13, 

1738, married, Sept. 23, 1760, Abigail Parker. They resided in 
Needham and Natick. He died Mar. 6, 1768. 
Children : 

1. Sarah,* b. Mar. 23, 1761, in Needham; d. Apr. 4, 1768. 

ii. Rhoda, b. Oct. 11, 1762, in Natick; according to records " dau. 
of Timotliy and Eunice"; m. June 24, 1779, Israel, son of 
Daniel and Eleanor (Cheeney) Hunting, who was b. Apr. 23, 
1758, and d. June 1, 1834 (see Cheeney Genealogy). She d. 
July 1, 1834. They resided in Needham. Their ch., b. in Need- 
ham, were: 1. Bhoda, b. Apr. 12, 1780. 2. Charles, b. Feb. 12, 
1783. 3. Mehitable, b. May 8, 1785. 4. Israel, b. Mar. 16, 1787. 
5. Calvin, b. Nov. 29, 1789. 6. Juliet, b. May 21, 1793. 7. 
Luther, b. Jan. 18, 1795; d. in infancy. 8. Timothy, b. May 4, 
1798. 9. Luther, b. Dec. 2, 1801. 10. Nahum, b. July 2, 1804. 

iii. Abigail, b. Aug. 18, 1765, in Natick; d. Mar. 24, 1768. 

iv. Rebecca, b. Dec. 1, 1767, in Needham; m. Ephraim, son of Eph- 
raim and Sybell (Gay) Stevens, who was b. Oct. 24, 1760 
(Holden records). She d. Aug. 25, 1805; and he d. July 2, 1843 
(gravestones in Wellesley Cemetery). They resided in Needham, 
where were b. their ch. : 1. Timothy, b. Jan. 25, 1785. 2. Sally ^ 
• b. Oct. 30, 1792; m. Jan. 24, 1811, Henry Travis, who was b, 
Jan. 3, 1791. 

16. Hezekiah* Dewing {^Edmund^ Andrew^ A?idrew^), born Sept. 9, 
1740, married, Nov. 29, 1763, Eunice, daughter of Jonathan and 
Eunice (Draper) Bugbee, who was born June 9, 1741, in Wood- 
stock, Ct., where he resided and his children were born. He owned 
a farm of 70 acres, with homestead and blacksmith shop. The in- 
ventory of his estate, taken Apr. 4, 17i)8, was £488. 9s. 4d., £300. 
of which was in real estate. His widow, Eunice, was administra- 
trix. His sons Michael and Luke had been given their share 
before their father's death, which occurred Mar. 18, 1798. The 
widow, Eunice, died vSept. 22, 1808, and her will, dated May 8> 
1808, named her son Abijah as executor. 


108 Proceedings of the JSF. E. Hint. Gen. Society, [Jan. 

Children : 

i. Michael,* b. May 2, 1764. 

ii. Eunice, b. Sept. 2G, 17G6; m. June 30, 1785, Abner, son of John 
and Plioibe (Uunhani) Richmond, who was b. Nov. 9, 1761, in 
Westford, Ct. She d. Sept. 17, 1834; and he d. Dec. 19, 1839. 
Their ch. were: 1. Michael, b. Nov. 13, 1786. 2. Charles, b. 
Apr. 12, 1789. 3. Esther, b. Apr. 7, 1792. 4. Banford, b. Mar. 
5, 1795. 5. Eunice, b. Feb. 25, 1798. 6. Abner Thomson, b. 
Oct. 22, 1801. 7. Jared Deioing, b. Mar. 30, 1804. 8. Mary Ann, 
b. Sept. 12, 1806. 9. Susan Potter, b. Apr. 25, 1811. 

iii. Polly, b. Nov. 5, 1769; m. Jan. 25, 1791, Elias, son of John and 
Svbill (Bngbee) Child, who was b. Jan. 7, 1758. They resided 
in West Woodstock, Ct. He d. Nov. 28, 1824; and she d. Feb. 
19, 1842. Their ch. were: 1. Almira,h. May 30, 1793. 2. 3Iary 
Ann, b. Oct. 4, 1794. 3. Sophia, b. Jan. 16, 1797. 4. Elias, b. 
Apr. 2, 1799. 5. Horatio Nelson, b. Aug. 1, 1802. 6. 3Iaria, b. 
June, 1805. 7. Caroline, b. June 24, 1806. (See Child Gene- 

Iv. Luke, b. May 9, 1774. 

V. Abijah, b. Apr. 14, 1778. 

vi. Ebenezek, b. Apr. 19, 1782. 

17. Daniel^ Dewing [Jonathan,^ Jonathan,^ Andrew^), born Mar. 16, 
1720-1, married, [?] 16, 1753, Hannah, daughter of Isaac and 
Margaret Bond, who was born July 15, 1729, in Sherboru. They 
resided in Natick, probably on the real estate which was given to 
him by his father's will, dated Nov. 27, 1756. He died Mar. 24, 
1758, and his widow Hannah administered his estate. She mar- 
ried second, Apr. 26, 1763, Joseph Hunting of Needham. 
Children, born in Natick : 

i. Keziah,^ b. Oct. 4, 1753. 

ii. John, b. in 1756; d. in Hopkinton, Sept. 11, 1833, aged 77. 

iii. Hannah (posthumous), b. Aug. 6, bapt. Sept. 24, 1758, in Sherboru. 

The compiler has later records of the family, to the ninth generation, 
and would be glad to communicate with descendants in lines here incomplete. 


By Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 1 October, 1902. The Society held a stated meeting 
at hall'-past two o'cloclc this afternoon, in Marshall T. Wilder Hall, 18 Somerset 
Street, the President, lion. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., in the chair. 

The ordinary routine opening exercises were observed, two new members 
were elected, and Eldridge II. Goss, of Melrose, was elected a trustee of the 
Kidder Fund, vice John Ward Dean, deceased. 

xVnienduients to the B3'-laws, as recommended b}' the Council, w^ere referred 
to a committee consisting of Thomas AVeston, Nathaniel J. Rust, Waldo Lin- 
coln, Archibald M. Howe, and David H. Brown, Esq., to report at the stated 
meeting in November. 

Aaron Sargent, Esq., of Somerville, read a highly interesting paper entitled 
Jtecolleclionx of Boston Merchants in the Eighteen Forties, for which the thanks 
of the meeting were returned, and a copy requested for deposit in the Society's 


I^otes and Queries, 


5 November. The Society held its stated meeting at the usual time and place, 
the President in the chair. 

The reports from the several executive officers were received and filed, and 
ten members elected. 

A poll was opened, and George S. Mann, Albert A. Folsom, David H. Brown, 
Kufus G. r. Candage, and Deloraine P. Corey were elected a Nominating Com- 
mittee, by ballot. ^ 

W. T. R. Marvin was called to the chair, and the President read a valuable 
and strong paper on New England, for which the customary thanks were voted, 
and a request made for the deposit of a copy in the archives, which was done at 
the close of the meeting. 

The Committee on the By-laws reported favorably on the proposed amend- 
ments, which were then, with slight modification, adopted, and a committee 
appointed to print an edition, after which the meeting dissolved. 



The following scrap of history, from the original memorandum among my 
family papers, and presented to the Society, may be of interest : 

The Persons hereafter named, are those, who lost their 
Guns in Battle at Fort Washington in 177G, belonging 
to Cap*. John Bakers Company, in Col". Ilutchinfons 
Regiment said Guns being private Property. 

Lieu'. Jonathan Trask one Gun - - - 
Israel Boyles - one l)o. 

Reuben Richardfon one Do. . - - 

Ebenezer Lovell - one 1)°. - - - 

Thomas Butman - one D". - - - 

John Tuck - - one D^. - - - 

Boston Sept. 19 .. 1777 

State of Mafsachufetts Bay Sept. iQth^ 1777. 

Lieut Jon** Trask, made Solemn Oath to the truth of the above Amount 
by him Subscribed, according to the best of his knowledge. 

Before Sam^ Ilolten Jus. Peace thr" y^ State. 

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Israel Hutchinson Col^. 

Dorchester, Mass. 

William Blake Trask. 

Stephen Hall. — Some months ago my attention was called to an old grave- 
stone which stands in the southerly part of Petersham, two miles or more from 
the village.^ When the stone was originally set up, it was placed near a brook, 
and in a field at some distance from the road; but now the brook has been 
dammed up, and a highway passes near the grave, so that the stone stands on 
the banks of a good-sized pond, and near the road. The inscription is very 
rudely cut, and hard to read, as some of the letters are made wrong, being re- 
versed in the cutting. The stone itself is a natural slab, about six inches thick, 
found in a field and fairly smooth on one side to receive the epitaph. The in- 
scription reads as follows : 

This stone was [r]aised 
in mem of M"" Stephan 
Hall who died Nov- 11 


110 , JVbtes and Queries. [elan. 

A reference to the town-records of Petersham, under date of March 2, 1761, 
shows that Hall belonged to " the Town or District of Pepperell in the County 
of Middlesex," and that he was taken siclv with the smallpox in Petersham, and 
had died there, leaving a widow and several children in poor circumstances. A 
further reference to the town-records, under date of May 21, shows that an un- 
successful attempt was made to collect the sum of fourteen pounds from the 
District of Pepperell for the necessary expenses incurred in the case. Not only 
did Hall himself have the disease, but his wife and children also; and the town 
had to care for them. 

At that period a District did not have all the powers of a Town, and there 
was, probably, no authority for the payment of such a claim as made by the town 
of Petersham. The nature of Hall's disease would explain the lonely site of 
his grave, as in early times it was thought by some that smallpox could be com- 
municated from the buried body to living persons. 

Among the earliest settlers of Groton was Christopher Hall, who had land 
granted to him in December, 1604; and since that time the family name has 
been not uncommon in the neighborhood. Samuel A. Green. 

GrotoUy Mass. 

Bacon. — In Mr. L. B. Bacon's Genealogy, Register, ante. Vol. 56, page 368, 
it states that the widow of (10) John' Bacon married second, Josepli Draper, 
Jr. The widow Lydia (Dewing) Bacon I believe died Nov. 17, 1754 (see Ded- 
ham Records, 1635-1845, page 85) ; and the Lydia who married. Mar. ], 1759, 
Joseph Draper, Jr., was daughter of (23) Michael* Bacon, in the same geneal- 
ogy, who was born Dec. 21, 1734 (see Draper Genealogy, page 160). 

i fix the probable date of birth of Lydia Dewing, who married (10) John^ 
Bacon, as 1660-1, from the fact that in the will of her father, Andrew Dewing, 
dated 8th of the 7th month 1677, recorded in Suffolk Co. Probate, he mentions 
her as his eldest daughter, and his other children were : Andrew, b. 1655 ; Ba- 
chel, bapt. 1658, probably d. young; Jonathan, b. 1663; Ann, bapt. 1666; and 
Deborah, youngest dau., b. 1668. Benj. F. Dewing. 

Boston, Mass. 


Somerset Emigrants. — Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset (Eng- 
land), Vol. VIII, Part LIX, September, 1902, has the following interesting 
notes : 

John Comer, of Oake, Somerset, yeoman, in his will proved in P. C. C. in 
1089 (Registered 76 Ent.) mentions his son Jolm Comer of New England. 

Thomas Ludwell, of Brnton, Somerset, gentleman, in his will dated 1676 and 
proved in P. C. C. in 1679 (Registered 6 King) left land in Virginia to his nephew 
Phillip Ludwell, and also £30 towards the building of a church at Bruton in 
Virginia. Editor. 

Manning — Winship — Pierce — Wright — Wootton. — In compiling the Man- 
ning genealogy, I have discovered one, and I think two, errors in Paige's His- 
tory of Cambridge, and, as several families are concerned therein, the facts 
seem worthy of corresponding publicity. In the family register which ap- 
pears in the History, in the sketch of the Manning family, Mr. Paige states that 
John Manning [8] married Rebecca Winship ; and in the Winship record he says 
of Edward Winship [6] that his daughter Rebecca married first, June 6, 1728, 
John Manning, and second, before Dec. 13, 1763, John Wootton of Lexington, 
a mariner, thus definitely giving the supposed parentage of John Manning's 
wife. The last-named John Manning did marry one Rebecca Winship. It is 
also true that Rebecca, daughter of Edward, was the wife of John Wootton in 
1763, but otherwise the statement is erroneous, for she was Mr. Wootton's wife 
before John Manning's last two children were born. At Boston is found the 
marriage intention, Apr. 1, 1731, of John Wootton and Rebecca Winship, and 
that the " intention" was carried out is established by the birth in that town, 
Jan. 26, 1731-2, of Deborah, daughter of John and Rebecca Wootton. Mr. 
Wootton was a sea captain, and the coming and going of his vessel received 
due notice in the Boston newspapers of that period. He resided in Boston for 
a time— perhaps until he retired from active life— but finally settled in Lexing- 

1903.] Notes and Queries. Ill 

ton, where he and his wife lived until old aj^e. Contemporaneously, John Man- 
ning and his wife resided in Cambridge until of advanced years, and the latter 
remained " the widow Manning " until the end of her life. Plainly, she was not 
a daughter of Edward Winship. Who, then, was she? This is what I believe 
to be correct : 

Rebecca Pierce, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Kendall) Pierce, of Wo- 
burn, was born Sept. 16, 1692; married Nathaniel Winsliip [No. 8 in Paige], 
and lived in Cambridge. Nathaniel died not long after the birth of his fourth 
child, and his widow administered on his estate. Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth, born Oct. 13, 1713. 

ii. Nathaniel, born Dec. 27, 1716. 

iii. Rebecca, born Dec. 7, 1717. 

iv. Martha, born June 21, 1720; married, according to my belief, Nathaniel 
Wright; lived for a time in Woburn, but removed to Lancaster, 
where they long resided. (See Register, xxxvii, 82; and also Lan- 
caster records.) 

Widow Rebecca (Pierce) Winship married second, June 6, 1728, John Man- 
ning, and continued to dwell in Cambridge. John died subsequent to 1752 ; and 
Rebecca, his widow, died in Cambridge in 1775, probably on March 11. 

Children : 

1. Sarah, baptized Apr. 20, 1729 ; died unmarried. 

ii. John, baptized Dec. 12, 1731; resided in Lancaster. In middle life he 
became of infirm mind, and Nathaniel Wright, of Lancester, was ap- 
pointed his guardian. 

iii. Esther, baptized Jan. 5, 1734-5; died unmarried. 

This I believe to be a true account, but if so, another error exists in Paige's 
History of Cambridge, for he says that Martha, daughter of the foregoing Na- 
thaniel and Rebecca^Winship, died unmarried, July 8, 1746, — and the history of 
Lexington says the same, one evidently following the statement of the other. 
If they are correct, Martha did not marry Nathaniel Wright. Two points may 
be noted here : first, the death of the said Martha has not been found on either 
the Cambridge or Lexington town records; second, besides saying that Martha, 
daughter of Nathaniel Winship, died July 8, 1746, Mr. Paige states, and cor- 
rectly, that another Martha (daughter of Samuel Winship, 23) died Jan. 8, 
1746. If one observes the similarity of these two dates, and remembers that 
the pen of even the most accurate writer is sometimes given to waywardness, 
it is easy to surmise how error came about. It may be that the one date is a 
mutilation of the other, and that it was fixed upon the first Martha accidentally 
and erroneously. There is an entry made in the town records of Cambridge, 
under date of Jan. 9, 1775, in these words : " Voted to desire Capt. Stedman 
and Capt. Marrett to make inquiry of gentlemen of the law whether Nat^^ Rite 
[Wright] of Lancaster, who married the daughter of the widow Manning (and 
he being in good circumstances) is not by law obliged to support his mother in 
law." As we know positively that Nathaniel Wright married some one of the 
name of Martha Winship, I fail to see any way of explaining the above quota- 
tion except by accepting the version I have set forth. Moreover, why did John 
Manning, Jr., settle in Lancaster, where none of his name had before lived, un- 
less he was led to the step by the presence of his half-sister and her husband, 
Martha and Nathaniel Wright; and why was Nathaniel appointed guardian to 
John, subsequently, unless because of the close tie between them. 

If these conclusions, and not Mr. Paige's, are wrong, I shall be thankful for 
evidence to that efi'ect. Williaivi H. Manning. 

Ayer, Mass. 

Recent inquiry has been made as to the date of death, of the noted Boston 
mariner and surveyor. Captain Cyprian Southack. The following item, which 
appears in The Boston Weekly News-Letter, Thursday, March 28, 1745, furnishes 
an answer; and in order to make it assessible, the extract is here given : 

" Yesterday Morning died here in the 84th Year of his Age, Capt. Cyprian 
Southack, who formerly, for many Years, was an experienced and ingenious 
Sea-Commander ; a Gentleman well-respected by all who knew him : His Funeral 
is to be next Saturday." Alfred B. Page. 

Dedham, 3Iass. 

112 I^otes and Queries, [Jan. 


Williams. — SamueP (Samuel,* of Groton, Conn.) Williams, married first, 

, and had: Samuel,^ Oliver (born about 1748), Christopher, Lucy and 

Esther. He married second, Mrs. Margaret (Huntington) Tracy of Norwich, 
Conn, What was the name of his first wife? John Oliver Williams. 

22 West 19th St., New York City. 

Stephexs. — At a Quarterly Court held at Salem, 3:5: 1646, John Stephens 
deposed that he went to his brother Codnam to inquire whether a hogshead of 
beef had been stored with his consent. Any information tending to identify 
this John Stephens will be gratefully received. Ogden Codman, Jr. 

571 Fifth Ave., New York City. 

GiFFORD. — Peleg Gifford, born in Barnstable, Mass., married Abigail Taber, 
and had sons : Noah, born 1758, in Barnstable, who married Mary Bowerman 
of Falmouth, Mass.; Daniel; Peleg; Levi; Christopher; and daughters: Abigail 
Taber; Moriah; 3fary. Will somebody give me the ancestry of Peleg and his 
wife? George W. Willis. 

Box 1678, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

HovEY. — Wanted, the parentage and ancestry, and date of marriage, of 
Elizabeth Hovey, born July 31, 1748, who married, as his second wife, Joshua 
Main of Stonington, Conn., afterwards of Dutchess Co., N. Y., who died in 
Patterson, N. Y. His first wife, whom he married in 1752, was Rachel Peckham. 

Waterhury, Conn. E. G. Main. 

SwETT. — The parentage wanted of Hannah Swett, who married Stepheo 
Webster, born 1712, of Salisbury, Mass. P. M. Chamberlain. 

909 Adams St. , Chicago, III. 

Genung. — Information wanted to establish relationships between various 
eighteenth century Genungs of Morris County, New Jersey, namely : Jeremiah, 
born 1695, died about 1776; Jeremiah, born probably before 1730, died about 
1812; Ananias, died in 1817, a Revolutionary soldier; Thomas, bom 1726, died 
1785 ; and Cornelius, born 174G, a Revolutionary soldier, who died in Yates Co., 
N. Y., in 1828. Mrs. Josephine Genung Nichols. 

Ithaca, N. Y. 

Lee-Graves. — Azariah Lee, born about 1741, married Eunice . John 

Lee, born about 1739, married Lucy Graves. These two Lee brothers emigrated 
from Saybrook, Conn., to Jericho, Vt. 

Levi Lane, who was born in 1784, and moved to Jericho, Yi^ from Saybrook 
or Salisbury, Conn., married Ruth Graves. Can any one give parentage or 
other information concerning these Lee and Graves people? 

Stevens or Stephens. — Can any one tell me the parentage of Phebe Stevens, 
who was born Sept. 1, 1743, and married, at the Second Church of Killingworth, 
Conn., June 11, 1764, Jedediah* Lane (John,^ John,^ Robert, * of Killingworth)? 
His brother, John* Lane, married Joannah® Stevens (Israel,* James,* James, ^ 
Thomas, 2 John,* of Guilford, Conn.). Were Phebe and Joannah related? 

203 Guaranty Bldg., Minneapolis, Minn. George B. Lane. 

Walton.— Dr. Alfred Walton, born 1854, was son of Joseph H. and Statira 

(Trott) Walton, and grandson of Capt. Samuel and (French) Walton, of 

Newburyport. According to family tradition, Capt. Samuel was either son or 
grandson of a Col. Walton in charge of a fort at the mouth of the Merrimac 
River. Was it Col. Shadrach Walton (1658-1741)? 

509 Fifth Ave., New York City. Lefferd M. A. Haughwout. 

1903.] Notes and Queries. 113 


Lusk-Lysk. — What was the family name of Jane, who married, about 1743, 
John Lusli, sometimes written Lysli? Were they married in Connecticut or 
Massachusetts? Their descendants married into the families of Gibbs, Graham, 
Kellogg, Boardman, Crandel and Buckingham, and were for a time residents 
of Connecticut and New York State. Mrs. Mary F. Bates. 

Proctorsville, Vermont. 

Captain John Cabot — An Inquiry. — It is pretty well established that Cap- 
tain John Cabot left England with several vessels in the Spring of 1498, and 
that one of his purposes was the discovery of a north-west passage to Asia. 
But did he ever return? It seems that the fleet encountered a terrible storm, 
and that one of the ships put back disabled, and found refuge in Cork. But 
what became of Cabot and the rest of the fleet? 

Some think that Cabot returned to England. Others say that he died on the 
voyage, but that his ships returned. Others believe that, excepting the ship 
that found a harbor in Ireland, the fleet of Cabot, with Cabot himself, was 
swallowed up in the ocean. 

It was intimated by the late Marquess of Dufferin, in 1898, that record evi- 
dence had been found that Cabot returned. But what is that evidence? So 
far as I can learn, the newly discovered evidence merely shows that one in- 
stalment of Cabot's pension— the pension granted after his first voyage — was 
paid in the summer of that year. But to whom was it paid? Was it paid to 
Cabot himself, or to his wife, or to some other agent of his? Cabot was a 
poor man, depending upon his earnings for his livelihood, and had a family to 
support. It is presumable that, in his absence, his pension was made payable 
to his wife. Therefore, until we know the nature of the evidence to which 
the Marquess referred, there is still room for a reasonable doubt whether Cabot 
ever returned. If he did return, where did he afterwards live; when and 
where did he die; and where was he buried? 

If but one instalment of Cabot's pension was paid, the stopping of it would 
be significant, leading to the inference that evidence of the death of the pen- 
sioner had been received. Charles Cowley. 

Lowell, Mass. 

Clark. — Who were the parents of Enos Clark (born April 23, 1747), and of 
his wife Jene or Jane (born Sept. 2, 1744)? They were married Sept. 1, 1768, 
and had children : Jemima, Levi, Asa and Eunice, born at Granby, Mass. ; Enos, 
Jr., and Polly, born at Wilbraham, Mass.; Simeon, Namoni, Joel and Elijah, 
born at Belchertown, Mass. 

Haskell. — Who were the parents of Eunice Haskell, born at Belchertown, 
Mass., in 1780, who married Enos Clark, Jr.? Their cj^jildreu were all born in 
Johnson, Vt. 

CoNGDON. — What was the ancestry of David Congdon, and of Lucretia his 
wife, who lived in Norwich, Conn., about 1850? David may have died before 
that date. Their children were : George Noyes, Frederick, Frank, Joel Bathbun, 
Sarah and Harriet. 

Bailey.— Who were the parents of Daniel Bailey, born in Vermont about 
1764, who lived in Croydon, N. H., in 1800? He had the following children : 
Daniel, Jr., Dudley P., Isaac IL, Caleb, Harriet, and Ma7'y (or Sarah) Whitney. 

Copps — What was the ancestry of Emaline A. Copps, who married Daniel 
Bailey, Jr.? She was born Dec. 20, 1807, at Plaistow, N. H. Her father was 

Moses Copps, who married George, who was related in some way to 

General Stark, of the Revolution. She is supposed, according to family tradi- 
tion, to have been descended from the original owner of Copp's Hill, Boston. 
Her children were : Daniel Copps, Bufus George, Charles Frederic, Harriet 
Emaline, Mary Elizabeth, Simon Colver, Horace Waters and Ellen Maria. 

Copps. — Who was Rufus Phipps Copps, after whom Rufus George Bailey, 
son of above Daniel and Emaline (Copps), was named? 

I shall be grateful for any information regarding any person mentioned in 
these queries. Mrs. Charles F. Bailey. 

1047 Belmont Place, Seattle, Wash. 

114 Notes and Queries, fJan. 

Martin. — A Martin married Elizabeth , wlio was born about 

1740, and died in March, 1816, in St. Albans, Vt. They lived in Lynn or Salem 
until Mr. Martin's death, which occurred probably about 1800 or a little after. 
They had children: Mary, born about 1766, married Dec. 23, 1792, at Marble- 
head, Mass., to Richard Whittemore of Marblehead, and soon after removed to 
St. Albans, Vt., where she died April 26, 1855; Sargent, married Betsey (or 
Elizabeth) Meader, and resided in Lynn, where he died about 1795 ; and possi- 
bly others. 

On April 15, 1795, Elizabeth Martin, widow, filed a bond as administratrix of 
the estate of Sargent Martin, deceased. This bond is signed as sureties by 
William Hawkes and Ebenezer Martin, Jr. It is possible that Ebenezer Martin, 
Jr., may have been a brother of Sargent and Mary Martin. If so, the "Jr." 
would seem to indicate that the father's name was Ebenezer. 

Wanted, full names and ancestry of the parents of Sargent and Mary Martin. 

152 La Salle St., Chicago, III. Roger Sherman. 

Wanted, information concerning the following : 

King. — Was Hannah King, who, on Dec. 15, 1749, married Jabez Bradley of 
Tolland, Conn., a widow? If so, what was her maiden name? 

Bradley. — Who was the father of George Bradley of Tolland, Conn., who 
was born in 1690, married Hannah Brown, May 7, 1717, and died in 1752? 

Newton. — Dates of birth, marriage and death of Moses, son of Isaac New- 
ton of Stafford, Conn. His wife was Persis , what? 

Kendall. — Ancestry of widow Tryphena (Kendall) Bowker, who, on Sept. 12, 
1769, married Joseph King of Sufheld, Conn.? 

Adams. — Date of birth of Elizabeth Adams, who married Simon Kendall of 
Suffield, Conn., Oct. 13, 1745, and died Dec. 12, 1791. 

Bemis. — Was Rebecca Bemis, who married first John White, and second 
Thomas Harrington, daughter of Joseph or of John Bemis? What were the 
dates of her birth and death? Who was her mother? 

Xenia, Ohio. Miss Emma C. King. 

Warner. — Samuel Warner, who died 1752, was at Pomfret, Ct., about 1715. 
His wife was Mehitable, and his children were : Benjamin (probably of Brim- 
fleld, Mass.), Mehitable, Samuel, Susanna, Sarah, 3Iary, John and Elizabeth. 

Sarah married her cousin, Daniel Warner of Ipswich, Mass., in 1728, who 
in 1750 removed to Pomfret. Their children were : Eleazar, Mehitable and 

John married Mary Truesdell, in 1734, and had a number of children, all 
dying young except a daughter Mary. 

Are there any living representatives of these Warner families? 

Warner-Griswold. — Parentage wanted of Daniel Warner and Sarah Gris- 
wold, who, according to Rocky Hill, Ct., records, were married 4 April, 1776, 
although the same entry appears on the Wethersfield, Ct., records under date 
of 24 April, 1766. W. F. Warner. 

116 N. Main St., St. Louis, Mo. 

Brown-Ordway. — Wanted, the parentage and ancestry, also the place of 
birth and marriage, of Sarah Brown, born 1746, who married, Jan. 21, 1771, 
Rev. Nehemiah Ordway, son of Nehemiah and Patience (Bradshaw) Ordway, of 
Amesbury, Mass. Mrs. Rufus B. Dodge. 

Worcester, Mass. 

Fuller.— Wanted, the ancestry of Samuel Fuller, Jr., born Aug. 11, 1765, 
perhaps in Rumney, Grafton Co., N. H., who enlisted in the Revolution from 
that town. He was evidently son of a Samuel, as in a letter, written in 1838, 
he says that since his father's death he does not sign himself " Jr." 

Milford, Conn. Mrs. Nathan G. Pond. 


1903.] ' N'otes and Quer^ies, 115 


King (ante, Vol. 56, page 206). — A letter subsequently received from the 
town clerk of Ipswich, by a later inquirer, acknowledges an error in transcribing 
the record of marriage of James King. It should read Elizabeth Fuller, and the 
date is March 23, 1674. Editor. 

Webster {ante, Vol. 56, page 209). — I have learned by correspondence and 
from an old deed found at Canterbury, N. H., that Susannah Webster, 1744-1822, 
was daughter of Stephen (born 1712) and Hannah (Swett) Webster, of Salis- 
bury, Mass., and I have Stephen's complete ancestry. 

909 Adams St., Chicago, Ills. H. P. Chamberlain. 

Historical Intelligence. 

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Eecord, commenced In 
1870 and now in its 34th volume, has made the welcome announcement that it 
proposes to increase its usefulness and size with the issue of January, 1903. 
The Becord, always well edited and never better than at the present time, 
covering a valuable and interesting territory both genealogically and historically, 
should have the heartiest support everywhere. The terms of subscription are 
$3.00 per annum in advance, and remittances should be made to H. P. Gibson, 
Treasurer, 226 West 58th St., New York City. 

Marshall's Genealogist's Guide. — Attention is called to the advertisement 
appearing elsewhere of the fourth edition of Dr. Marshall's invaluable Guide. 
It has been entirely re-written and brought down to date. As the edition is to 
be limited to 500 copies, subscriptions should be sent early. 

Eben Putnam has in preparation "New England Colonial Aristocracy," to 
be issued in several volumes, dealing with the historic families of New England, 
illustrated with family portraits, views of interesting and ancient buildings, and 
of other subjects of interest, including coat armor, if properly authenticated. 
Each family will receive adequate notice, including an account of its origin and 
details regarding the settlement in New England, followed by more or less ex- 
tensive biographical genealogical notices of the Colonial worthies bearing the 
name. The statements of maternal ancestry and kinship with other important 
families will be a feature of the work. The work will aim to be a memorial to 
the founders of New England, and a record of their descendants. Long Island 
families of English descent, who settled in those parts at one time claimed by 
Connecticut, will be included in the scheme of this work. The volumes will 
be sold separately, but to subscribers only. Subscription forms and further 
information will be sent on application to The Research Publication Company, 
14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Clifton. — Irving G. Stanton, New Bedford, Mass, is compiling a genealogy of 
the descendants of Savory Clifton of Rochester, Mass., about r630, and desires 
to correspond with members of the family, particularly with a view to establish- 
ing the connection if any there be between Savory Clifton, Thomas Clifton of 
Rhode Island, and Hugh Clifton of New Jersey. 

116 JSTotes and Queries. [Jan. 

Dane-Dmn. — J. Ernest Dean, 345 Orange Street, Cleveland, Ohio, is collect- 
ing material for a history of a branch of the Dean family, descendants of Thomas 
Dane, or Dean, of Concord, Mass., 1635, and would be glad to receive informa- 
tion and data. 

Dexter. — Robert Dexter, Pine Island, Mattapoisett, Mass., has been gathering 
material for the history of the Dexters of Rochester, Mass., and has also col- 
lected much data of allied families. He would be glad to hear from those who 
have not already furnished him with information. 

Fowler. — Charles Arthur Ridgway, 601 Oak Street, Columbns, Ohio, has 
in the press and will shortly issue a limited edition of " Mr. William Fowler, 
the Magistrate of the Colony of New Haven, and his Descendants, with Notes 
Armorial and Biographical." Early application should be made to him. 

Genung. — A genealogy of all descendants of Jean Guenon, the Huguenot, who 
settled at Flushing, L. L, in 1657, is being compiled by L. N. Nichols and Joseph- 
ine Genung Nichols, of Ithaca, N. Y. The names Ganong, Ganoung, etc., are 
far from complete, but the Genung line is nearly ready for publication. Persons 
interested in completing the other lines are asked to correspond with the com- 

Hedly. Hedleij. — A genealogy of the descendants of John Hedly of Newport, 
R. I., 1674, is being compiled by Irving G. Stanton of New Bedford, Mass., who 
would like to hear from descendants, especially in the line of Henry, of New- 

McCracken. — Robert Root Bennett, 222 Seaton St., N. E., Washington, D. C, 
is compiling a history of Colonel Joseph McCracken, of the Revolution, and 
his descendants, and desires to correspond with and receive information from 
members of the family. 

Murray. — William B. Murray, 505 North Elizabeth Street, Peoria, 111., is com- 
piling a genealogy of the descendants of Jonathan Murray of Guilford, Conn., 
1687, and is particularly desirous of getting information of the line of JahieP 
(Jonathan^) Murray who went to New Milford, Conn. 

Sharp. — W. C. Sharpe, Seymour, Conn., has in preparation a history of the 
Sharp family of Chester Co., Penn., descended from Quakers who were driven 
by persecution from England into Ireland, and who, two generations later, came 
to Pennsylvania. It will include all entries of births, marriages and deaths 
contained in the records of the Friends' Monthly Meetings in England and 
Ireland previous to their migration to America. 

Smith. — L. B. Smith, 48 McDonough St., Brooklyn, N. Y., is collecting ma- 
terials for a genealogy of the descendants of several first settlers of New Eng- 
land of that name, and invites those interested to furnish him accounts of their 
families, and any information which might lead to the unravelling of the many 
tangles in the lines. In return, Mr. Smith will gladly give any information con- 
tained in his already large collection. 

Tracy. — Dr. Dwight Tracy, 207 West 85tli St., New York City, is compiling a 
history of the American Tracys. 

Warner. — W. F. Warner, 118 North Main St., St. Louis, Mo., has in prepara- 
tion a history of American Warners, more particularly of that branch descended 
from the emigrant William Warner of Ipswich, Mass., 1637. The English lo- 
cation of this family Mr. Warner announces he discovered, in 1899, after seven- 
teen years of search, to be Boxted, County Essex. Mr. Warner has copies of the 
parish register, extracted by the Vicar of Boxted. Correspondence is solicited 
with all interested in the history of the family. 

Williams.— John Oliver Williams, 22 West 19th St., New York City, has for 
the past ten years been collecting records and data concerning Emanuel Williams 
of Taunton, Mass., 1703, and is especially desirous to obtain clues of the ances- 
try of Emanuel. 

Mr. Williams has also been engaged an equal number of years in collecting 
material concerning Samuel Williams of Groton, Conn., said to have come from 
Wales, who had sons Samuel and Henry. 

1903.] Booh JSFotices. Ill 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Michael Bacon and his Descendants, By Leon Brooks Bacon, LL.B., of New 
York City. Reprinted from the JVeio-Eng. Hist, and Gen. Eegister for Oct., 
1902. Boston : David Clapp & Son. 1902. 8vo. pp. 13. 

It will be useful to many to have this reprint of Bacon history in separate 

Beports of the Two Bennions of the Massachusetts Branch of the Bassett Family 
Association of America, held at Hotel Vendome, Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1900, 
and Oct. 12,' 1901. Boston: Bailey Printing Co., 255 Atlantic Ave. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 33. 

Addresses and poems of the kind appropriate to family reunions, together 
with lists of those present at the meetings, form the contents of these reports. 

Ezra Bellows of Lunenburg, Mass., and Springfield, Vt., and his Descendants. 
Supplementary to the Sketch on page 609 of the " Bellows Genealogy," 1898. 
By Thomas Bellows Peck. Reprinted from the Genealogical Quarterly 
Magazine, Burlington, Vt. 1901. 8vo. pp. 14. 

This addition to the *' Bellows Genealogy " will be welcomed by all who have 
been interested iu the records contained in that work. 

The Sherhorn and Gardner, 3Iass., Brecks, Descendants of John Breck and his son 
Thomas of Sherhorn, 1656. With Notes upon the Name in Great Britain. By 
Allen H. Bent. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Sou. 1902. 8vo. pp. 16. 

This pamphlet is a reprint from the Register for Oct., 1902, with the addition 
of the " Notes on the Name in Great Britain." 

The Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke and his Wife Elizabeth Somerby of New- 
bury, Massachusetts. A History of Ten Generations, 1642-1902. (Special 
Edition.) By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. Boston : Privately printed. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 250. 

This edition contains Parts I., IL and III. of the Clarke genealogy which was 
noticed in the Register for July, 1902. Another edition seemed to the com- 
piler to be demanded by reason of the small number of copies printed in the first 
one. These three Parts are considered by liim to be of particular value to those 
interested in the family genealogy. A supplement is added, consisting, as in 
the former edition, of " Notes and Additions" and " Statistical Tables." The 
extremely fine illustrations of the previous publication also appear here, and the 
paper and type in the volume are distinctly de luxe. Mr. Clarke's efforts to 
produce a work as perfect as possible have been realized, and with the genea- 
logical accuracy, combined with the art of the printer and binder, this forms as 
valuable a book as the members of the family could desire to possess. 

The Collamore Union Bulletins. Nos. 1-8. 8 sheets. 8vo. pp. 8. 

It is proposed by the Collamore Union to issue about twelve Bulletins a year. 
In those thus far published are contained, among other matters of interest, three 
diagrams presenting the "Genealogical Records of the Collamore Family in 
America," and embracing the first six generations, and " Rhode Island Descend- 
dants, 1745 to 1902." 

Second Supplement to the History of the Dudley Family. By Dean Dudley. 
Wakefield, Mass. Published bv the Author. 1901. 8vo. pp. 22. III. Price 

Besides " Additions and Corrections," and other strictly genealogical matter, 
this pamphlet contains letters and obituaries of interest for those who are con- 
nected with the Dudley family. 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

118 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Proceedings at the Beunion of the Descendants of John Eliot, *' Tlie Apostle to the 
India7is" at Guilford, Conn., 1875. Second Meeting at South Natick, Mass., 
July 3d, 1901 ; arid the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Founding of South 
Natick by John Eliot and his Fraying Indians, July 4th, 1901. n. p. ; n. d, 
8vo. pp. 114. 111. 

The account of the Guilford, Conn., meeting, occupying a little more than a 
page, is merely introductory to the reports of the second meeting and of the 
anniversary. In the reports we find, among the speakers, such names as Wil- 
liam Sidney Elliott, Jr., William R. Richards, Dr. C. F. Morse, Hon. John F. 
Fitzgerald, Lieut. Gov. Bates, and Rev. Edward Everett Hale. 

Descendants of Bichard Everett of Dedham, Mass. By Edward Franklin Eve- 
rett, A.M., Member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. Bos- 
ton : Privately Printed. 1902. Illustrated. 8vo. pp. 389. 

A Genealogy is a special reference book of history. Besides names and dates, 
which of themselves are of but little value, it should contain, so far as possible, 
critical accounts of the lives of members of the family, and, more especially ia 
the earlier generations, should quote contenaporary documents in substantiation! 
of its statements. For from such accounts, adequately written and duly authen- 
ticated, one obtains a vivid knowledge of the inside life and history of the times. 
It should refrain scrupulously from guesswork and padding. In cases of doubt, 
the doubt should be expressed. The book should be convenient in size and shape, 
well and compactly printed on good paper, and should have a complete index. 

Judged by such a standard, the present work is a success. It contains a num- 
ber of interesting biographies, notably that of the first comer, from which one 
gleans much concerning manners and customs at the making of New England, 
and that of Hon. Edward^ Everett, which is written exceptionally well. The 
reviewer would have liked a more adequate description of the work of Rev. 
Charles Carroll^ Everett, Dean of the Divinity Faculty at Harvard University, 
who was a most important factor in the student life at Cambridge ; but of course 
there are limitations which must be observed, and the names of many people of 
note are contained in the volume. The illustrations are of excellent quality and 
well chosen. The index is very good. Finally, the printer has done his parfe 
well. A. D. H. Jr. 

One of the Gilbert Family of New England. Ancestry of Sarah Behecca (Gilbert} 
Bloss, (loife of John B. Bloss, of Washington, D. C), Eighth in descent from 
Jonathan Gilbert, of Hartford, Conn. Washington, D. C. Judd & Detweiler, 
Printers. 1902. 8vo. pp. 17. 

The title-page contains this statement : " The larger part of the following in- 
formation was obtained by Mr. Homer W. Brainard, of Hartford, Conn., after 
a search through the early records of Hartford, Hebron, Bolton, and Colchester, 
Conn." To this it should be added that Jonathan, of Hartford, of whose descend- 
ants this work treats, was one of five Gilberts in Hartford, Conn.,or its vicinity, 
in 1645. 

Joh7i Hall of Wallingford, Conn. A Monograph by James Shepard. New Brit- 
ain, Conn. : Record Press. 1902. 8vo. pp. 60. By mail postpaid $1.00. 

Besides the sketch of John Hall, this neatly printed pamphlet comprises a 
genealogy prepared with special care, and largely gleaned from original records 
as far as concerns the first few generations, the four earliest generations 
being complete in the male line, and in some lines carried as far as the tenth 
generation. It presents many facts before unknown to the public, corrects 
many errors, afibrds a minute study of the early settlers of Hartford, and proves 
that John Hall of New Haven and Wallingford, not John Hall of Middletown, 
was an original settler of Hartford. 

Genealogical Data relating to the Ancestry and Descendants of William Hills, the 
E7iglish Emigrant to New England in 1632, and of Joseph Hills, the English 
Emigrant to New England in 1638. Compiled by William Sandford Hills. 
Edited by Thomas Hills. Published by the Hills Family Genealogical and 
Historical Association. Press of Alfred Mudge & Son, Boston. [1902.] 8vo. 
pp. 148. Price f 1.00 to non-members. 

1903.] Booh JSFotices. 119 

This genealo]?y is prefaced by the Eighth Annual Report of the directors of 
the Hills Association, in which we are informed that the record of the live gen- 
erations alone appearing in this volume has been published at this time in order 
"to insure the association against possible loss, by fire, of its accumulations, 
or, by death, of the information that has been gained, that was not of record." 
The directors design to forthwith prepare for the press the record of the suc- 
ceeding generations. 

This compilation reflects great credit on the genealogical interest in the as- 
sociation, the compiler and the editor, by whose united efforts a work has been 
produced which it is to be hoped may be imitated by kindred associations. 

The Kimhall Family News, being supplemental to Kimball Family History. Vol. 
5. Nos. 6-10. June, July, Aug., Oct., 1902. Published by G. F. Kimball, 
912 North Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. 8vo. pp. 81-144. 111. 

These numbers continue the customary and excellent work of the Kimball 

Kimball-Weston Memorial. The American Ancestry and Descendants of Alonzo 
and Sarah ( Weston) Kimball of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Compiled by Wil- 
liam Herbert Hobbs. (Cut of arms, subscribed Mather.) Privately Printed, 
Madison, Wisconsin, 1902. Pph. 8vo. pp. 103-f-blank pages for continuation 
of the record, and a folded pedigree chart. 

This compilation from the best authorities, which are carefully and copiously 
cited, is well printed on good paper and forms a most desirable book to all in- 
terested. The brief account of the prominent careers of the honorable stock 
from which issue is derived is adequate and holds the reader's attention. The 
division into separate chapters, on the different lineages, is to be commended. 
The book is provided with four half-tone full page illustrations, a table of con- 
tents, and a good index of lineages. Geo. A. Gordon. 

The Livermore Family of America. By Walter Eliot Tiiwing, Member of the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, and of the Old Northwest Genea- 
logical Society. W. B. Clarke Company, Boston. 1902. 8vo. pp. 479; 2 
steel and 13 half-tone engravings. 

This handsomely printed book, with its copious Index of nearly fifty pages, 
is the result of several years of labor, of extensive correspondence, and of care- 
ful examination of original records, by one whose experience in work of this 
kind, as evinced in what he has previously done (Thwing Genealogy) , has shown 
him to be thoroughly competent for the task. Beginning with John Livermore, 
who embarked for New England from Ipswich, England, in April, 1634, he 
traces the various lines of his descendants into the tenth generation, and in a 
few cases into the eleventh. 

The book is remarkable for the biographical sketches which it contains ; out 
of 850 families, interesting particulars are given of nearly or quite 150. Few 
genealogists have been more successful than the compiler of this work in ob- 
taining personal histories. That of Hon. Samuel Livermore, Chief Justice of 
the State of New Hampshire, and afterwards U. S. Senator, is in excellent 
taste, and the same may be said of the sketch of the brilliant but eccentric 
Harriet Livermore. There is a full biography of the late George Livermore of 
Cambridge, and a description of his famous library ; we notice also an excellent 
portrait of Vice-President Hamlin, whose mother was Anna Livermore, and 
another of Col. Thomas Livermore, whose distinguished service in the Civil war 
is well remembered in his native State of New Hampshire. One of the notice- 
able facts concerning this family is, that, not only by its origin but by choice, 
its members have so generally remained in New England ; we do not recall a 
recent Genealogy in which so large a proportion of the descendants of the first 
emigrant have clung so closely to the old homes, or to towns not far from their 

The volume shows the careful workmanship of Messrs. T. R. Marvin & Son, 
whose imprint appears on so many works of this class. It can be obtained of 
the author or of the publishers ; price f 7.50. The edition is limited to five hun- 
dred copies ; and as a goodly number have been subscribed for, before the work 
was printed, the remainder promises to be speedily taken up. 

James S. Rogers. 

120 Booh Kotices, [Jan. 

Francis Lyford of Boston and Exeter and Some of Ms Descendants. By William 
Lewis Welch of the Seventh Generation. [From the Historical Collections 
of the Essex Institute.] Salem, Mass. Printed for the Essex Istitute. 1902. 
Pamphlet, 8vo. pp. 88. 

Six generations, including the emigrant mariner who went from Boston to 
Exeter about the close of King Philip's war, of a well known New Hampshire 
family, intermarried with the Hilton, Folsom, Dudley, Gilman, Leavitt, Sin- 
clair, Wiggin, Ladd and other families, are here presented in enduring form. 
It is prefaced by an account of Rev. John Lyford, the first minister at Wey- 
mouth, Gloucester and Salem, of whom the author thinks better than did Gov. 

The Lyf ords have been participants in every war in New England history, and 
have proved themselves good citizens. They have gone eastward and west- 
ward, as the settlements extended, till they are now found in the far West and 
on the Pacific, as well as in their Exeter home. This genealogy evidences con- 
sistent and persistent labor, which has achieved deserved success. The matter 
is furnished with a good index. . Geo. A. Gordon. 

The Ochterloney Familij of Scotland, and Boston, in New England. By Walter 
Kendall Watkins. Privately printed. Boston, U. S. A. 1892. 8vo. pp. 16. 

In the IleGiSTER for April, 1902, Mr. Watkins published a paper entitled " The 
Scotch Ancestry of Maj.-Gen. Sir David Ochterloney, Bart., a Native of Bos- 
ton, in New England." The present publication, an enlargement of the magazine 
article, with illustrations, atfords a thorough knowledge of the well known 
Scottish family, treated with the usual genealogical skill of the author. 

A History of Captain Bosicell Preston of Hampton, Connecticut. His Ancestry 
and Descendants, including Ancestry in the Eaton, Knowlton, Butt, Baymond, 
Witter, Killam, Hinds and other Kindred. Families. Compiled and published 
by Edward M. Preston, Nevada City, California. 1899. 8vo. pp. G7. 111. 

Capt. Preston's title was due to the commission he received from Gov. Trum- 
bull of Connecticut. He descended from Roger Preston, who appeared in Ips- 
wich, Mass., in 1639, but who subsequently removed to Salem, where he died. 
The biographical sketch of him occupies about ten pages, the Preston genealo- 
gy constituting one half of the book. Three tabular pedigrees are appended. 
Binding, paper and type are excellent, but there is no index, which is always 
to be regretted. 


The Boherts Family. A Genealogy of Joseph Boberts of Windham, Maine, 18th 
Century. By Mrs. Amorena Grant, No. 62 West Cedar St., Boston. Map. 
West Chicago Press Association, Publishers, 65-71 Plymouth Place, Chicago, 
Illinois. 8vo. pp. 141. 111. Price p.OO. 

It is scarcely necessary to say that these annals of a family whose ability and 
integrity were of a strong type would have been more complete if the general 
cooperation of those who should have been interested in the enterprise had been 
accorded the author. The work however, without the aid which was her due, 
does great credit to the resolution of the compiler. The book should be in the 
hands of every descendant. The portraits which illustrate it are singularly 
life-like. The book is well printed, and bound in cloth-lined paper, but the 
lack of an index seriously impairs its value. 

James Bogers of New London, Ct., and His Descendants. By James Swift Rog- 
ers, A.B., Harvard ; Member N. E. Historic Genealogical Society; New Lon- 
don Historical Society, etc., etc. Boston : Published by the Compiler. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 514, of which 72 are the Index. Price ^5.00, or after January, 1903, 


This work is of more than ordinary interest, for it has been prepared with 
great care, and is, we may hope, the first in a series of books to be devoted to 
the Rogers family, as the author has a large collection of material relating to 
other lines bearing this surname. Original sources of information have been 
thoroughly and carefully examined, and time and money have been liberally ex- 
pended. The fact that the book was printed by the firm of T. R. Marvin & Son 


Booh Notices, 121 

is a guarantee that Mr. Rogers's manuscript has been accurately followed, and 
moreover, Mr. Wm. T. R. Marvin, who supervised the work, has long been a 
student of the genealogy of the very region whose records appear in this hand- 
some volume. Mr. Rogers has the genealogical instinct, and realizes w^hat is 
essential in a family history, as shown by the remarkable skill with which he 
has deciphered, to the minutest detail, the will, and especially the codicil, of 
James Rogers, which has hitherto baffled experienced antiquaries. The illus- 
trations, which number forty-eight, include a photogravure of this document; 
the index is very complete, and the book in every way a credit to the author, as 
well as a valuable contribution to the constantly lengthening list of reliable 
family histories. A great service has been rendered to the Rogers family, in- 
cluding those long since entered into rest, as Mr. Rogers has rendered accessible 
their memorials. George K. Clarke. 

The Tucker Genealogy, A Becord of Gilbert Buggies and Evelina Christina (Snyder) 
Tucker, their Ancestors and Descendants. By Tyler Seymour Morris. 
Chicago. 1903. Royal 8vo; half morocco, 305 pp., with more than 50 
illustrations, and 3 maps. An edition of 100 numbered copies, price $10.00. 
To be had of the compiler, 142 La Salle Street, Chicago, 111. 

Morris Tucker was one of the early settlers of Salisbury, Mass., coming there 
in 1661. His descendants have been among the founders of towns in Massa- 
chusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and other states. The Rev. John 
Tucker, D.D., the celebrated divine of Newbury, was a great-grandson, and the 
late John Tucker Prince, the antiquarian, of Boston, was a descendant. Gilbert 
Ruggles Tucker was of the sixth generation from Morris Tucker. 

The different generations of his descendants have married into some of the 
most prominent and distinguished families of the Plymouth and Massachusetts 
Bay Colonies, and Mr. Morris has traced each generation, of the different 
families, back to the emigrant ancestors. More than fifty of the families re- 
corded came to New England before 1640. Several generations of the following 
appear in the book, viz. : Alden, Blake, Bourne, I3radford, Burns, Cogswell, 
Dakin, Dow, Draper, Dudley, Farnsworth, Fiske, French, Gilbert, Hammond, 
Hastings, Hathaway, Holt, Hibbard, Holmes, Hooper, Howland, Hutchins, John- 
stone, Mead, Moler, Morris, Nesbitt, Page, Paboclie, Rogers, Ruggles, Sackett, 
Schuyler, Seymour, Shaw, Sherman, Smith, Snyder, Stringham, Talbot, Turn- 
bull, Van Cortlandt and Warren. Definite information is given of residence, 
occupations, official positions, political affiliation and church connections, and 
many of the distinguished descendants of some of the allied families are re- 
corded. At the bottom of the pages appear the authorities for statements, and 
there are copies of the wills and deeds of the early generations, and photographs 
of the compact on the Mayfl.ower and other rare documents. 

There is a very complete index, and several clear and excellent maps of the 
different states and localities where the different branches of the families have 
resided. The large number of portraits and pictures of the homes of different 
generations add greatly to the value of this beautiful book. Paper, type and 
binding are fine, and the work is one of the most complete and admirable family 
histories yet published, and is a monument to the ability, patience and industry 
of the author. David H. Brown. 

The Wade Genealogy. (Illustrated.) Part III. Compiled by Stuart C. Wade. 
Privately printed— 500 copies— One Dollar. To be had only of The Tuttle Co., 
Publishers, Rutland, Vermont. 1902. 8vo. pp. 193—288. 

Part first of this genealogy, which was reviewed in the Register for July, 
1900, began the section of the work entitled " Famous English Wades," and was 
continued in the second part. It is brought to a conclusion in the present pub- 
lication, and the remainder of this part is occupied by "The Wades of New 
Jersey and Ohio." What was said two years ago respecting the work is sus- 
tained in the present instalment. 

Memoir of John Ward Dean, A.M. By Deloraine Pendre Corey. Boston: 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 1902. 8vo. pp. 17. Portrait. 

This tribute to a deeply honored member of the Society, by a friend and asso- 
ciate, is a reprint from the Register for July, 1902. 

122 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Colonel John Gunby, of the Maryland Line. Being some Account of his Contri- 
bution to American Liberty. By A. A. Gunby, of the Louisiana Bar. Cin- 
cinnati : The Robert Clarke Co. 1902. 8vo. pp. 136. 111. Trice $1.00 net. 
Postage 10 cents. 

The principal motive of this work is the exoneration of Col. Gunby and those 
whom he commanded from the reproach with which historians have laden them 
respecting their conduct at the battle of Hobkirk's Hill. The citation of the 
verdict of the court of inquiry, solicited by Gunby himself, would be sufficient 
of itself to explain the purpose of the movements of the Marylanders in that 
engagement. The book is written with zeal, knowledge of the subject, and a 
manifest desire to deal fairly with all on whom it passes judgment. Its chapters 
on " The Tribunal of History," "The Eastern Shore" (of Maryland), "The 
Love of Freedom," and " The Southern Campaigns," fittingly depict the scenes 
and events connected with Col. Guuby's career. The binding is brown cloth, 
with gold lettering, the paper heavy, and the print clear. 

Henry Baldxdn Hyde. A Biographical Sketch. New York : Printed at the De 
Viune Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 244. III. 

Mr. Hyde was the founder of the Equitable Life Insurance Society of the 
United States, which has been called the " most remarkably successful financial 
institution in the world." The sketch was prepared under the supervision of 
James W. Alexander, Vice-President of the Society, James H. Hyde, Mr. Hyde's 
son, and William Alexander. The book is a collection of reminiscences rather 
than a biography. The portraits, taken at difl'erent periods of his life, show 
marked facial transformations. The appendix is composed of r(*collections and 
testimonies from various sources, aud an account of the unveiling of his statue 
closes the volume. 

Some Jefferson Correspondence. 1775-1787. Edited by Worthington 
Chauncey Ford. Reprinted from the New-Eng. Hist, and Gen. Megister, 
1901-1902. Boston: David Clapp & Son. 1902. 8vo. pp. 17. 

This correspondence consists wholly of letters addressed to Jefi'erson, there 
being none from him to others; and, as the dates imply, they relate to affairs 
connected with the Revolution. 

Life of Captain Jeremiah O'Brien, Machias, Maine, Commander of the first 
American Naval Flying Squadron of the War of the Bevolution. Illustrated. 
By Rev. Andrew M. Sherman. George W. Sherman, Publisher. [Morris- 
town, N. J.] 1902. 8vo. pp. xvii.+247. Price $2.00, net. Postage 16 cts. 
Address Publisher, Morristown, N. J. 

The torpedo-boat "O'Brien," "Fort O'Brien," and the "O'Brien Rifles,"— 
these were all named in honor of the hero of this book, who merited the me- 
moir which Mr. Sherman has written. The actions which rendered him cele- 
brated are minutely and appreciatively narrated, as also the less conspicuous 
events of his life; everything tending to give a complete portraiture of the 
man has been recorded. The capture of the " Margaretta," the British armed 
vessel, by Capt. O'Brien, was the brilliant opening of his exploits as naval 
commander, military officer and privateersman. Ex-Secretary of the Navy, 
Hon. John D. Long, in his introduction to the volume, associates him, as a man 
of daring and patriotism, with Paul Jones, Farragut and Wainwright. 

The book is handsomely bound, the paper is good, and the print also. 

Josiah Webster Pillsbury. Elizabeth Dinsmore Pillsbury. Memorial Discourses 
delivered at Milford, New Hampshire. By Rev. A. Judson Rich. n. p* 
[1902.] 12mo. pp. 37. III. 

This beautiful volume contains the record of two useful lives. The brother 
of Parker Pillsbury was far more than akin to the famous anti-slavery agitator, 
and Mrs. Pillsbury was in every respect her husband's appreciative mate and 
helper. This account of their lives is of more than private interest. 

Samuel Ellas Staples. 1822-1902. Founder and first President of the Worces- 
ter Society of Antiquity, Worcester, Massachusetts. [By Franklin P. Ricb. 
Worcester. 1902.] 8vo. pp. 16. Portrait. 

1903.] Booh JSfotices. 123 

In this "Memorial Sketch," read at a meeting of the Worcester Society of 
Antiquity, April 29, 1902, Mr. Rice makes us acquainted with the character of 
one of the founders and first president of the Worcester County Musical Asso- 
ciation, before the establishment of the Society of Antiquity, whicli he also 
organized. In the promotion of both of these enterprises, Mr. Staples dis- 
played the energy, lofty aim and inflexible integrity which were his marked 
characteristics. Following Mr. Rice's flue sketch there is another presented 
by the Committee on Membership Biography of the Worcester Society of 

Gen. John Sullivan and the Battle of Uhode Island. A Sketch of the Former 
and a Description of the Latter. By Thomas Hamilton Murray, Secretary- 
General, American-Irish Historical Society. [Providence, R. I. Published 
by the American-Irish Historical Society. 1902.] 8vo. pp. 32. 

The engagement here described took place August 29, 1778. It resulted in 
the defeat of the British, with the loss of nearly a flfth part of their forces. 
Gen. Sullivan, commanding the Americans, was complimented by the States of 
Rhode Island and New Hampshire, by Congress and by Washington. The ac- 
count of the battle here given consists largely of Gen. Sullivan's letter to Con- 
gress relating to the victory, and of a narration of the action contained in Hon. 
Samuel G. Arnold's address on the centennial anniversary of the battle. Tiie 
sketch of Gen. Sullivan is introduced by a notice of his ancestry, and a biblio- 
graphy of the Sullivan family is added at the end of the pamphlet. 

James Tufts. A Memorial. Edited by James Hayden Tufts. Printed for the 
Editor by the University of Chicago Press. 1902. Svo. pp. 145. 111. 

The Rev. James Tufts, born in Wardsboro, Vt., was ordained to the ministry, 
and for a few years was in the pulpit, but spent the greater part of his life ia 
teaching, having been for seven years principal of Monson Academy, and for 
the remainder of his days an instructor of private pupils. His son has done 
himself, as well as his father, an honor in this well-written memoir, to which 
are added tributes from other sources, all showing Mr. Tufts's excellence as 
minister, teacher and man. 

The Parish Begisters of Aldenham, Hertfordshire, 1559-1659. Transcribed by 
Kenneth F. Gibbs, Vicar of Aldenham, and Hon. Canon of St. Albans, and 
edited and indexed by William Brigg, B.A. Privately printed for the Sub- 
scribers by Gibbs and Bamforth, St. Albans. 1902. 4:to. pp. 165-j-xxx. 

This volume, opening without preface or note, presents in print a copy of 
the Aldenham Registers, indexed minutely both as to names and places. 

Old Charlestown. Historical, Biographical, Beminiscent. By Timothy T. Saw- 
yer. Boston : James H. West Company, 1902. Svo. pp. 527. 

This volume is written by an honored native, a citizen of Charlestown for 
many years, and its Mayor. It is admirably written, and, on its every page, 
gives evidence of genuineness and truth. Passing up and down the various 
streets, Mr. Sawyer takes his text from the houses and localities, and weaves 
in many a bit of history, with descriptions of most of the men who have 
formed the life of this part of our modern Boston. From its earliest settle- 
ment, he brings the annals of the town down to the day when it was absorbed 
into its greater neighbor. One cannot help being impressed with the force and 
the ability of the men of Charlestown, as related by Mr. Sawyer, and recog- 
nizing how markedly they helped to form the character and the life of this 
community. The book is a valuable one ; attractively bound and printed, and 
well indexed. We hope the author will go farther and take up other untried 
topics. * * * 

Bennington Church Notes. By Canon Raven, D.D., F.S.A. Reprinted from 
the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. 
Vol. 10. Pt. 2. 

These Notes contain the deciphered passage in the Denning-book, which was 
left unread in Vol. VIE., part 2, of the Proceedings of the above-mentioned 
Society. Among its entries is *' oon Invetory made by Doctor Colett," the 
well-known Dean of St. Paul's. 


124 Book Notices. [Jan. 

The History of Enfield, Connecticut. Volume III. Compiled from all the Public 
Becords of the Town knoivnto exist, covering from the Beginning to 1850, care- 
fully compared and attested by the Toion Clerk; together with the Graveyard 
Inscriptions, and those Hartford, Northampton and Springfield Becords which 
refer to the People of Enfield. Edited and Published by Francis Olcott Allen. 
Lancaster, Pa. The Wickershara Printing Co. 1900. 4to. pp. 1906—2652+ 
Ixxxix. 111. 

The third volume having novr been issued, this most important work is brought 
to a conclusion. The strictly scientific method, to vv^hich allusion was made in 
the notice of the first volume, is observed in the construction of the present one, 
the town, one may say, relating its own history, in the display of attested 
documents, fundamental, genealogical, proprietary and institutional, concerning 
the town's development. The work might therefore be called the autobiography 
of Enfield, edited by a most skilful hand. The contents of this volume are: 
"Deeds — Enfield, Somcrs; Church and Town Records — Somers; Probate Rec- 
ords ; Graveyard Inscriptions — Enfield, Somers; Appendix: Ear marks of Cattle, 
200th Anniversary of the Church, Additional Records of Deaths, Soldiers' Rolls, 
Earliest Enfield Land Grants, Seating the Meeting House, Moses Allen." The 
completeness is exemplified in the " Graveyard Inscriptions" in which nothing 
is omitted, and the same attention to minute details is evident throughout the 
work. Mr. Allen has by his thoroughly historical method honored Enfield with 
a lasting and exhaustive memorial. 

Typographically, the volumes are unsurpassed as respects legibility and dura- 
bility. Each volume is separately indexed, both surnames and baptismal names 
being printed. 

History of the Baptist Church, Exeter, ISf. H, 1800-1900. By Benjamin Frank- 
lin SwASEY. Twenty-two illustrations. Exeter, N. H. The News-Letter 
Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 118. 

This volume is attractively bound, printed and illustrated, and, besides the 
history of the church, consisting principally of sketches of pastors and deacons, 
contains a sermon by Rev. Noah Hooper, a history of the Ladies' Social Circle, 
a centennial address by Rev. J. N. Chase, and a list of members. 

Gravestone Inscriptions, Lee, Mass. Including all Extant of the Quarter Century, 
1801-1825. Carefully reproduced. Lee, Mass. : Press of the Valley Gleaner, 
1901. Svo. pp. 25. III. 

In the " Notes " prefixed to these inscriptions it is stated that "they repre- 
sent the lettering and its arrangement on the gravestones as well as possible 
with ordinary type. The exact orthography, including carets and letters inter- 
lined, and also the raised letters of abbreviation, so much used at that period, 
are preserved. As the inscriptions were carefully copied, and after being put in 
type were compared with the originals and corrected, their accuracy is assured." 

There are three pages of photographs of gravestones. Print and illustrations 
are on good paper. 

Sketches Historical and Descriptive of the Monuments and Tablets erected by the 
Minnesota Valley Historical Society in Benville and Bedwood Counties, Min- 
nesota, to preserve the Sites of certain Incidents and in honor of the Devotion and 
Important Services of some of the Characters, Whites and Indians, connected 
with the Indian Outbreak of 1862. Illustrated. Morton, Minn. : Minnesota 
Valley Hist. Soc. 1902. Svo. pp. 79. 

In the Sioux uprising during the Civil War, of which conflict these memorials 
treat, the list of the slain comprised nearly a thousand. Many of the tragedies 
occurring in the history of this strife are here recounted, and biographical sketch- 
es of some of the chief personages engaged in it are furnished in detail. Every 
page is of interest, and the records which this publication preserves are of what 
in many respects was the most important Indian war ever waged in America. 

The Petersham Lyceum. 1833-1848. By John Jay Putnam. Worcester, 
Mass. 1902. Svo. pp. 16. 

In this account of the Lyceum the reader gathers information respecting the 
institution in general, and of the entertainments appealing to the intellectual 
tastes of the preceding generat'ion in comparison with those in favor at present. 

1903.] Booh N'otices, 125 

Notes on some Nottinghamshire Bells. By the Rev. Canon Ravkn, D.D. , F. S. A. 
Reprinted from the Archseological Journal, March, 1902. London : Harrison 
and Sons, St. Martin's Lane, Printers in Ordinary to His Majesty. 1902. 8vo. 
pp. 7. III. 

These notes relate to inscriptions on old bells, with information regarding the 
founders, with copies, in some cases, of the lettering, and accompanied by en- 
gravings of ornaments and of stamps of founders. 

Index to the Probate Becords of the Municipal Court of the City of Providence, 
Bhode Island. From 1646 to and Including the Year 1899. Prepared under 
the Direction of Edwahd Field, Clerk of the Municipal Court of the City of 
Providence, exercising Probate Jurisdiction. The Providence Press : Snow 
& Farnham, Printers, 63 Washington St. 1902. Folio, pp. iv4-333. 

Corresponding in size, binding, quality of paper, and style of type to the "Index 
to Probate Records of the County of Suffolk, Mass.," equal care has been devoted 
to the preparation of this Work, and we are assured that its references accurately 
indicate all the estates entered for probate during the years which the volume 
embraces. It is to be hoped that the good example of Providence will stimulate 
the publication of Probate Indexes in other quarters, their value being of a de- 
gree not properly appreciated. 

Becords of the First Church of Bockingham, Vermont, from its Organization, 
October 27, 1773, to September 23, 1839. Copied by Thomas Bellows Peck, 
with an Historical Introduction. Reprinted from the New-England Historical 
and Genealogical Begister. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1902. pp. 
xi, 60, 8vo; cloth. Price $1.25, to be had of the compiler, or of George E. 
Littlefleld, 67 Cornhill, Boston. 

This reprint contains half-tone views of exterior and interior of the meeting- 
house, which dates from 1787, and other illustrations ; and has many facts as to 
admissions to church, baptisms, marriages and deaths of early settlers. 

Monumental Inscriptions in the Old Cemetery at Butland, Worcester County, 
Mass., " Laid out" June 7, 1717. Edited by David Evkrh:tt Phillips. Pub- 
lished by the " Old Northwest" Genealogical Society, Columbus, Ohio. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 36. Frontispiece. Price $1,00. 

In this excellent work footnotes of Mr. Phillips are frequent, and greatly in- 
crease the value of the inscriptions. A prefatory notice of Rutland and of the 
"Old Cemetery " indicates the genealogical importance of the inscriptions, as 
the extensive emigration from this town to the Northwest has procured for it 
the name of " Cradle of Ohio." The example here set by Mr. Phillips and the 
"Old Northwest" Society should be followed by other individuals and Societies, 
for inscriptions and even stones themselves are disappearing so steadily that 
only prompt action can prevent the total loss of these venerable records. 

The Old Planters at Salem. An Address before the Old Planters' Society, March 
27, 1901, by Frank A. Gardner, M.D. n. p. n. d. 8vo. pp. 18. 

As the first address before this Society by its President treated of the alliance 
between the Pilgrims and Puritans, so also in this address by its Vice-President 
we have the account of the alliance between the old planters and the men who 
arrived with Endicott, Higginson and Skelton. The statements made are sup- 
ported by numerous quotations from public records, histories, letters and de- 

Suffolk Deeds. Liber XII. Boston : Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1902. 8vo. 

This volume, larger than any of its predecessors, begins with a deed entered 
for record Dec. 20, 1680, and ends with one dated July 21:, 1683. Three later 
instruments, however, are also found between these entries. The volume is 
paged, as in the case of previous issues, by numbers at the top of each page in- 
dicating the pages of the MS. volume. 

The book, issued by order of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Boston, 
has been printed under the supervision of Charles A. Drew, Esq., and indexed 
under the supervision of John T. Hassam, Esq., who has also prepared the In- 
troduction. Of the present publication only 500 copies are printed, whereas of 
former volumes there were 1500. 

12G Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Begisters of Probate for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1639-1799. By 
John T. Hassam, A.M. Cambridge : John Wilson and Son. University Press. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 107. 

This is reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety for March, 1902. 

Those who are acquainted with Mr. Hassam's account of the Recorders, Clerks, 
and Registers of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, contained in the introductions 
to Lib. X. and Lib. xi., Suffolk Deeds, will readily understand the value of this 
pamphlet, as it consists of a similar account of those who have administered 
the Suffolk Registry of Probate, from 1639 to 1799. To the sketches of the 
Registers is added a presentation of the results of researches respecting the 
Registry. Abundant notes illustrate the text. 

The Private Soldier under Washington. By Charles Knowles Bolton. Illus- 
trated. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1902. 8vo. pp. 258, cloth, price 
$1.25, net. 

Most of the works written concerning the War of the American Revolution 
have been descriptive of the larger movements of armies, — of Lexington and 
Concord and Bunker Hill, the trials of Long Island and the Jerseys, the mistakes 
as well as the successes all through the War, the inspiration which came from 
Saratoga and Trenton and Yorktown. But, back of these larger forces, has been 
the private of the army and the general make up of the forces ; the daily life of 
the soldier; and of this side of the war Mr. Bolton treats most efficiently. He 
takes up the organization and maintenance of the army itself, its inner organiza- 
tion, its hospitals and prison-ships, and especially the private soldier himself, — 
rough and uncouth at the first, but, later, becoming well trained and effective. 
Many an item of history or of small detail is given which haply clears up some 
question in our minds in reading the larger works. A very valuable part of the 
book is in the numerous footnotes and citations from original sources, showing 
how wide has been the author's research and how near the actual life of the 
private soldier such search has carried him. The work is of great value to all 
students of our history, more especially to the members of our various patri- 
otic societies, who are following up the lives of their ancestors. The book is 
well printed, the illustrations are interesting, and it has an index. 

Francis H. Brown. 

The Story of the Twenty-First Pegiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, during 
the Civil War, 1861-1865. By Members of the Regiment. Middletown, 
Conn. : Press of the Stewart Printing Co. 1900. 8vo. pp. 480-f-50. III. 

This is strictly a history of the private soldier. The publication committee 
were unable to find diaries embracing the whole war; but letters and reminis- 
cent communications were procured and aid was derived from the State Adju- 
tant General's office and other similar sources. W. S. Hubbell, A. M. Crane 
and D. D. Brown constituted the committee, and have discharged their respon- 
sibilities in a manner that renders the book of unabating interest from beginning 
to end. The illustrations are largely portraits; and the sketches at the chapter 
ends are deserving of special mention for anecdotal quality. The last fifty 
pages consist of the " Official Record of the Men of the Regiment." 

Early History of the Department of 3Iassachusetts G. A. P., from 1866 to 1880, 
inclusive. Compiled by direction of the Department Encampment of 1892. 
Boston, Mass. : E. B. Stillings & Co., 55 Sudbury St. 1895. L. 8vo. pp. iv-f- 
453. III. 

Journals of the Encampment Proceedings of the Department of Massachusetts G. 

A. P., from 1881 to 1887 inclusive. Reprinted by order of the Department 

Encampment of 1900. Boston, Mass.: E. B. Stillings & Co., 368 Congress 

St. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. 600. III. 

The Order whose history is recorded in these volumes was established for the 
purpose of promoting fellowship between the Northern soldiers and sailors who 
served in the Civil War, and of providing assistance in every needful way to 
them and those of their families requiring it. The two volumes form one work, 
consisting of reports of the proceedings of the delegates from the Posts at 
their annual meetings in different places, including addresses by the Depart- 
ment Commanders, with General Orders, circular letters, and lists of the de- 
ceased, thus forming a complete record of the Order from the date of its organ- 
ization to Jan. 19, 1888. 

1903.] Boole Notices, 127 

Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750. With Their 
Early History in Ireland. By Albert Cook Myers, M.L. , the Author, Swarth- 
more, Feiin. 1902. 8vo. pp. xxii+477. 111. Price $3.50, net ; tjy mail f 3.90 ; 
by express $3.55 ; charges paid by receiver. Address the Author, Swarth- 
more, Penn. 

This is a volume well meriting the attention and appreciation of all who are 
interested in the history of the Friends. It consists of three Parts, viz. : " The 
Planting of Quakerism in Ireland"; " The Migration of Irish Friends to Penn- 
sylvania"; " The Irish Friends in Pennsylvania." To these are added an Ap- 
pendix containing a " List of Friends who came from Ireland, with Genealogical 
Notes," a " Bibliography of both Printed and Manuscript Sources," and an in- 
dex. The contribution which the w^ork makes to genealogy consists of the 
nearly full list of the Irish Friends who came to Pennsylvania from 1682 to 
1750, with dates and places whence they emigrated, together with the notes 
containing many new facts regarding more than forty families. Letters and 
other documents from the pens of the first settlers, which are here produced, 
have never before been published. The book, showing rare industry and 
ability on the part of the author, is printed from type on heavy paper with 
wide margin, is handsomely bound in cloth, and the sixty-one illustrations are 
all fine. 

The Irish Scots and the " Scotch-Irish." An Historical and Ethnoloqical 3Ion- 
ograph, with some reference to Scotia Major and. Scotia Minor. To ivhich is 
added a chapter on " How the Irish came as Builders of the Nation." By Hon. 
John C. Linehan. Concord, N. H. The American-Irish Historical Society. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 138. Portraits. 

This book evinces the enthusiasm and Irish fervor of its author, and cites 
facts by means of which he would prove the misapplication of the terra 
"Scotch-Irish" to those who are usually thus designated. His arguments 
show there are two sides to the question. The authorities quoted are weighty, 
and recognize the Irish origin of the Scotch race and the irrelevancy of the ad- 
dition " Scotch" to any of the inhabitants of Ireland. The spirit of the author 
is not unfriendly to the people called Scotch-Irish, and his only enmity is to the 

California Historic-Genealogical Society. Publication No. III. San Francisco : 
Publication Committee of the Society, 531 Commercial Street. 1902. L. 8vo. 
pp.86. Portrait. Price to non-members, 75 cts. ; address Publication Com- 

This volume, with its heavy paper, clear print and wide margins, not only 
commends itself from a typographical point of view, but by reason of the sub- 
jects presented and their manner of treatment. The society whose organ it is 
has amassed a store of materials relating to the early days of California and to 
the Spanish families of those times, and in this publication we have a portion 
of these historical collections in such articles as " The Spanish Press in Cali- 
fornia" and "A California Pioneer." A paper of significance in relation to 
comparative religions is the " Meles of Hawaii," a topic which, although not 
connected with California, should attract interest. There are four genealogi- 
cal papers, on the families of Pope, Millikan, Wilgus and Hull, besides the 
family of the " California Pioneer," before mentioned. Names and places are 

Publications of the Concord Antiquarian Society. Preliminaries of Concord 
Fight, Events of April Nineteenth, " Graves and Worms and Epitaphs," 
Wright's Tavern, by George Tolman; How our Great- Grandfathers lived. The 
Plantation of Musketequid, by Albert E. Wood, C.E. ; Story of an Old House, 
by the Hon. John S. Keyes. 7 pamphlets. 8vo. [Concord.] n. d. 111. 

Instructive, interesting, and in some passages amusing, these papers show 
the results of antiquarian studies fostered by the Society which publishes them. 
The " Old House" whose story is related is the house of Elisha Jones, and it 
still overlooks the battleground of Concord. Historical, biographical and 
genealogical, these are most valuable publications. 

128 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Seventh Series. Vol. II. 
Published at the Charge of the Massachusetts Historical Trust Fund. Bos- 
ton : Published by the Society. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. xvi.-|-491. 

In this volume we have Part III. of the " Trumbull Papers," the previous 
parts having been published in volumes IX. and X. of the Fifth Series of these 
Collections. The proposal is to print a selection of letters and other docu- 
ments, from hitherto unused materials, relating to the period between 1777 and 
1783. The last date found in this volume is Dec, 1779. The letters are prin- 
cipally originals, and are printed with tlie spelling unaltered, but with capitali- 
zation and punctuation modernized. A sketch of Gov. Trumbull is included in 
the preface. The excellent letter-press and complete index are what was to be 
expected in the publications of this Society. 

Proceedings of the New Hampshire Press Association at its Annual Meetings. 
Manchester, N. H. Printed by the John B. Clarke Co. 1902. 8vo. pp. 50. 

The title-page further states that the meetings were held at Manchester, 
N. H., Jan. 17, 1896, and Jan. 22, 1897, and at Concord, N. H., Jan. 17, 1898, 
Jan. 16, 1899, Jan. 22, 1900, March 15, 1901, and Jan. 17, 1902. Besides the 
reports of the meetings, the pamphlet contains the Constitution of the Assocl- 
tion, "Memorial Sketches," a list of members and officers, and also a list of 
papers published in the State. 

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association. Third Annual Meet- 
ing, with Constitution and By-Laws and List of Members. Published by the 
New York State Historical Association. 1902. 8vo. pp. 74. 111. 

This well-printed publication contains, besides the account of the Meeting, 
etc., articles on " Fort Ticonderoga," " Ethan Allen," "Lord Howe," "Legend 
of Duncan Campbell," "Montcalm," and "The Evolution of American Free 

Daughters of the American Revolution. Chicago Chapter. 1902-1903. [Lake- 
side Press. R. R. Donnelly & Sons Co. Chicago. 1902.] 32mo. pp. 71. 

This neat booklet contains a list of members, which nearly fills the pamphlet. 

The Ancestor. A Quarterly Review of County and Family History, Heraldry and 
Antiquities. Number III. October, 1902. London: Archibald Constable & 
Co., Ltd. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 4to. pp.244:. 111. Price 
$1.50 net. 

It is always a pleasure to receive this sumptuous publication, and the con- 
tents of this third issue fully keeps up the standard of its predecessors. The 
importance and variety of the matter treated can best be indicated by naming 
the principal subjects, which are: "The Jervoises of Herriard and Britford," 
" The Tale of a Great Forgery," " Some Portraits at the Society of Antiquaries," 
" A Genealogist's Kalendar of Chancery Suits of the Time of Charles I.," 
"Extinct Cumberland Families," "Evolution of the Combed Helmet," "The 
Huguenot Families in England," " The Household Books of Sir Miles Staple- 
ton, Bart., 1656-1705," "The Garter Plates as a Roll of Arms," "Antiquary 
and Novelist," " A Fifteenth Century Book of Arms," " Our Oldest Families," 
"Genealogy of the Giffards." Besides these should be mentioned "Reviews" 
and "Letters to the Editor." Such topics, involving elements of history and 
romance, attract the general reader as well as the antiquarian and genealogist. 
The themes are accompanied by striking illustrations, the frontispiece being a 
copy in colors of a remarkable portrait of Sir John Doddridge, one of the 
paintings in the possession of the Society of Antiquaries. 

Heavy paper, wide margins, the best type, and an agreeably plain binding are 
the make-up of this truly patriciaa periodical. 


Vol. 56, page 300, line 18, /or Dr., read R. C. 

Vol. 56, page 365, line 2^, for Shawshire, read Shawshin. 


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Historical and Genealogical 


VOL. LYII.-APRIL, 1903. 

Whole Number, 226. 






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*^* Illustrations : 

1. Portrait of George Robert White Scott (to face page 129). 
3. Framlingham, England. Three views (to face page 193). 

I. Memoir of George Robert White Scott, Pli.D., D.D. By Rev. Alexander Ste- 
venson Twomhly, D.D. . 129 

II. The Bradlbys of New Haven and Guilford, Conn. Com. by Dr. Bernard C. 

Steiner 134 

III. Walpole, Mass., Warnings . . . 141 

IV. Baptisms Recorded by the Ministers of the First Church in Needham. 

{Continued.) Com. by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. '. 144 

V. John Peckham of Newport, R. I., and some of his Descendants. {Concluded.) 

By Stephen Farnum, Peckhayn, A.M. 154 

VI. Lawful Money, 1778 and 1779. By Andreiv McFarland Davis, A.M. . . . 163 

VII. The Town Guild. By Isaac Bassett Choate, A.M. 168 

VIII. Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian 
Church of Norwell, Mass, {Continued.) Com. by Miss Sarah R. Damon 
and Miss Ella Bates . 178 

IX. John Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and his Descendants. {Continued.) 

By George Homer Partridge, B.S 184 

X. Our English Parent Towns. Framlingham. By Oscar Fay Adams, Esq. 

With Notes by Walter Kendall Watkins, Esq 193 

XI. Samuel Williams of Groton, Conn., and some of his Descendants. By John 

Oliver Williams, Esq 198 

XII. Inovj^.i^tions from the Cemetery at Shirley Centre, Mass., from 1754 to 

1850. {Concluded.) Com. by Ethel Stajiwood Bolton,^. A. 200 

XIII. Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., and Four 

Generations of his Descendants. Com. by Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley . 208 

XIV. Capitulation of Louisbourg, 1745. Com. by Otis G. Hammond, Esq. . . 214 

XV. Genealogical Gleanings among the English Archives. {Continued.) Com. 

by J. Henry Lea, Esq 216 

XVI. Proceedings of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. By 

Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary 220 

XVII. Notes and Queries : 

Notes. — Memoir of Russell Smith Taft, LL.D. ; The Pre-Revolutionary Bos- 
ton Custom House Records, 222 ; Pierce ; Michael Bacon and his Descend- 
ants, 223 ; Whiton, Hobai't, Turner, Beal, Jacob, 224. 

Queries. — Pray; Roberts; Sawyer; Thayer; Hayden; Turner; Davis, 224; 
Broughton ; Miscellaneous, 225. 

Replies. — Stevens or Stephens, 225; Franklin, 226. 

Historical Intelligence. — The Marlborough Public Library; Scituate First 
Church Records ; Marriage Notices, 1785-1794, for the whole United States ; 
Association of Descendants of Andrew Ward; London Parish Registers, 
226 ; Tucker Genealogies ; Genealogies in Preparation, 227 . . 222-227 

XVIII. Book Notices 228 

XIX. Deaths 239 

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APRIL, 1903. 


By Rev. Alexander Stevenson Twombly, D.D., of Newton, Mass. 

Dr. Scott was born in Pittsburg, Pa., April 17, 1842, and 
died at Berlin, Germany, Sepember 13, 1902. His death by ap- 
pendicitis, after a short illness, when announced by cable in America, 
seemed hardly credible, so vigorous in health was he almost to the 
end of his last, and perhaps most notable, trip abroad. 

He was Fraternal Delegate of the National Council of American 
Cono-reo-ational Churches to the Ter-centenary celebration and ded- 
ication of the John Kobinson memorial church of Gainsborough, 
England, an occasion of world-wide interest, and had been instru- 
mental in raising over $5,000 for this Pilgrim church, among the 
Massachusetts contributors to which were Governor Crane, Bishop 
Lawrence and President Eliot. During the services, June 10-11, 
when the gift was presented, he made three of the addresses — of 
the principal one. Professor Duff, of the College in Bradford, said : 
"It was the finest address, to my mind, of any during the celebra- 
tion. It was not an address, it was an oration." 

On Sunday, September 28th, a memorial service were held, as a 
tribute to him, in the Gainsborough church ; also, on the same day, 
in the American church, Berlin, the American ambassador coming 
from Dresden to attend the service. In the appreciative sermon at 
Gainsborough, the pastor. Rev. H. S. Griffiths, said : "Dr. Scott's 
visit to Gainsborough had the effect of recalling you to yourself, to 
show how much you were capable of doing in the cause of God 
when inspired by the spirit of God. He came not only as a golden- 
handed bearer of fraternal treasure, but to manifest his brethren's 
beauty of character, his country's devotion to the mother country, to 
emphasize the loyalty of the children of the Pilgrim to the ideals, 
duties and sacred obligations of the Pilgrims. He came bearing a 
message from the Christian churches of his free country sayings we 
are not divided." It was decided by the church to erect a marble 
tablet to his memory in the new edifice. 

VOL. LVII. 10 

130 George Robert White Scott, [April, 

Subsequent to his visit to Grainsborough, Dr. Scott preached, 
with great acceptance, several times in London. He also gave ad- 
dresses at Hackney College, London, and at the United Yorkshire 
College, Bradford, besides speaking at the Congregational Union of 
England and Wales. 

His later letters told of delightful walks over the Hartz mountains, 
and he exulted in the joy of living among the forests and hills. 

On November 1st, his funeral was held in the Eliot Congrega- 
tional Church, Newton, Mass., the officiating clergymen being the 
Reverend Doctors W. H. Davis, pastor of the church, Alexander 
McKenzie of Cambridge, Edward L. Clark and Samuel E. Herrick 
of Boston . There were delegations present, representing the churches 
and institutions with which he had been connected. Among these 
were The American Historical Association, The American Home 
Missionary Society, in which he was a member of the national com- 
mittee. The Congregational National Council, The Massachusetts 
State Association of Congregational Churches, The New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society, American Board of Foreign Missions, 
Boston Theological Library, Andover Theological Seminary, Mid- 
dlesex Congregational Union, The Congregational Club of Boston, 
The Bostonian Society, the Monday and Tuesday Clubs of Newton, 
and Jaffna College of Ceylon. 

At the close of the impressive service, the casket was taken to 
the family lot in Mt. Auburn cemetery, the Rev. Dr. James L. 
Barton, of the American Board, officiating at the interment. 

At Leominster, Mass., on the 9th day of November, memorial 
services were held in the church where Dr. Scott had occupied the 
pulpit as a supply for five and a half years, 1893 to 1898 ; and also 
at RoUstone Church, Fitchburg, Mass., on the 16th of November. 

George Robert White Scott was of Scotch and English ancestry. 
His father, John Scott, belonged to a branch of the same family 
from which Sir Walter Scott descended, and his mother, Eliza Boden, 
was a descendant of the family of which James Beattie, the poet, 
was a member. 

His early youth was spent in his native state, Pennsylvania, but 
later, through the influence of his guardian, who was a New England 
man, he was educated in New England. He was graduated from 
Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1861, and from Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1867. 

His first pastorate was at Newport, N. H., where he supplied the 
pulpit for a year, and, being ordained September 17, 1868, re- 
mained as pastor until 1873. At his installation. Professor Edwards 
A. Park preached the sermon. 

After leaving Newport, he spent two years in Boston, in charge 
of the Chambers Street Mission, a work supported by the Old South 
Church of that city. 

1903.] . George Robert White Scott. 131 

His principal pastorate was in Fitchburg, Mass., where for twelve 
years, from 1876 to 1888, he was the pastor of the Rollstone 
Church, a large and influential society. He was too broadminded to 
confine himself wholly to parish work, but, while unusually suc- 
cessful as pastor and preacher, he never refused useful work as a 
citizen. His influence in the city of Fitchburg made him not only 
popular but a power in civic and benevolent aflairs. 

In his chosen profession Dr. Scott won the love and admiration 
of his parishioners. To mention his name to any person, rich or 
poor, young or old, among those to whom he ministered, is enough 
to call forth expressions that show how profoundly he was beloved, 
and how strong was the personal and spiritual impression made by 
him upon the men, women and children of his flock. 

With a commanding presence, fine voice and magnetic personality, 
he was a marked figure in any assembly, and his utterances com- 
ported with his large bodily stature. He was a member of several 
National councils of the Congregational churches, and spoke at the 
last two, 1898 and 1901. He was moderator of the Massachusetts 
Association of Clergymen, ''the highest gift of the Congregation- 
alists of his State." 

His heajth being seriously aflected by his strenuous labors in 
Fitchburg, his physician insisted on a visit abroad for rest and recu- 
peration, and in December, 1885, he went to Germany, still retaining 
his pastoral relation with the Rollstone Church, and his position 
as chaplain on the stafl"of the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment. 

His residence of six years abroad restored his health, but during 
that period he was by no means inactive. He preached in various 
places, Dresden, Florence, Venice and Rome. 

He identified himself with the American church in Berlin, preach- 
ing the installation sermon of Rev. Dr. Stuckenberg ; w^orking as a 
member of the church committee and taking pastoral charge of the 
church during the pastor's absence in America. 

He made a tour through Germany with Dr. Philip Schafl", carry- 
ing letters from well known professors, ensuring him exceptional 
opportunities for becoming acquainted and renewing old friendships 
with scholars and prominent people. He was a delegate to the 
Evangelical Alliance, which met in Florence, Italy. 

In Germany he spent the year 1886 at Tubingen, in study, and at 
Berlin was a member of the University for two more years, gradu- 
ating and receiving, in 1889, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 
He had already been honored with the degree of Doctor of Sacred 
Theology, in 1883, by his Alma Mater in America, and by Olivet 
College, Michigan, the same year. 

Returning to his native land with renewed health, he determined 
to test his strength as a pastor and preacher, and to that end he ac- 
cepted an invitation to supply, for six months, the Congregational 

132 George Robert White Scott. [April, 

church of Leominster, Mass. His work there not only proved his 
power of physical endurance, but was so acceptable to the people 
that he was persuaded to remain, although he declined installation 
as their pastor. 

Five and a half years at Leominster were full of earnest work, 
and, as a member said, "He might have stayed fifty years." "A 
devoted friend to every good cause, his pastorates were the means 
of systematizing all departments of church work, so that when he 
left, his successor found everything in readiness to his hand." 

That his ability as an organizer and administrator was remarkable 
is seen in the fact that no less than four colleges, one of them his 
own Alma Mater, offered him the position of president. He was 
for years trustee of two educational institutions, Dow Academy, 
in Franconia, N. H., and Jaffna College, Ceylon. In many such 
lines his good sense and business capacity were felt in a marked de- 
gree. In public meetings he was apt to be chosen as moderator, 
and he won his way as a leader of men not only by his just decis- 
ions but also by his cheerful and conciliatory manner. 

When he gave up local parish work and established himself in 
his home, Kenrick Park, Newton, with his books and many me- 
mentoes of travel around him, he found, as he said, that he "was 
never busier in his life." He was much in demand for supplying 
pulpits, for addresses and committees. 

As a preacher, somewhat argumentative in style and rich in illus- 
tration, his thought was convincing, his language vivid, strong and 
eloquent, while his one aim was the spiritual exaltation of his hearers. 
His platform speeches were telling and emphatic. His voice and 
manner were efficient factors in attracting and holding the attention 
of his auditors. He lost no time in rhetorical flourishes. His diction 
was chaste and he could preach in German quite as readily as in 

As a writer, his contributions to literature show his varied quali- 
ties. Among other published works we may mention The Italian 
Kenaissance of Today, inspired by his travels in Italy and his ac- 
quaintance with some prominent personages in that country. He 
was a contributor to the historical and religious magazines and jour- 
nals. The Chicago Advance, The Independent, The Congregation- 
alist and others. 

The biographical sketch of Prof. Edwards A. Park of Andover, 
his teacher in the seminary, and a personal friend, in a volume he 
collaborated with Joseph Cook and Dr. Daniel L. Furber of Newton, 
is perhaps his masterpiece, considered in its accuracy of statement 
and its literary style. As chairman of the committee on papers 
and essays in the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, of 
which organization he became a member in 1893, his literary taste 
was conspicuous and valuable. 

1903.] George Robert White Scott, 133 

In all domestic and social relations he was delightful. As hus- 
band and father he was always young, mirthful and, as one who 
ought to know said, " always a lover." He married, Se})tember 
22d, 1869, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Moses Arnold Dow of 
Boston, the founder of Dow Academy, and a direct descendant of 
Molly Burr, the niece of President Aaron Burr of Princeton. With 
his two sons, George Dow and Arnold, now in professional life, he 
was "a boy again; one with tliem in their educational pursuits, 
winning their enthusiastic love and confidence." A daughter, Mary 
Elizabeth, died in infancy. 

Wherever he lived, he soon took a high place in the esteem and 
affection of neighbors and acquaintances. His manliness, his rich 
quality as a scholar and observer, and his genial, hearty manners 
made him welcome in the club and in society. His sense of humor 
and his ready wit kept him ever breezy and bright as a companion 
and a fellow traveller. 

He had few antagonisms ; or rather, having the rare faculty of 
expressing himself in his reserves only when some useful purpose 
would thereby be attained, he carried on, as one has phrased it, 
"moral warfare alone." If he believed a theory, philosophical or 
religious, he was seldom other than impersonal in contending for it. 
He could give hard blows for a cause, but their force was never im- 
paired by any animosity toward those opposed to his views. 

A trusty and sturdy friend, hospitable as a host, with judicious 
generosity, he used his ample resources, mental and material, for 
the welfare and happiness of others. He was pleased, as we all 
are, with the appreciation by others of his efforts, but he showed, in 
moments of confidence with intimate companions, that his reliance 
on his own powers was duly tempered by a modest self-distrust. 

Dr. Scott, during the past few years, was enjoying even larger 
opportunities for usefulness than ever before. The promise for his 
coming years was of still riper fruitage, the result of his studious 
life and increasing ability as a speaker and writer. His thorough 
literary habits and his acquaintance at home and abroad with men 
of superior gifts, together with a familiar knowledge of the German 
language and literature, had given him added power in thought and 

We cannot repress the conviction that, with his high aims and 
persistent self culture, he was cut down, like a vigorous and ex- 
panding tree stricken by the electric bolt, with the richest fruit un- 
grown and ungathered. Sadly then, but hopefully for his immortal 
future, we may say of our friend : 

" Thy spirit, ere our fated loss, 
Did ever rise from high to higher, 
As mounts the heavenward altar fire ; 
As flies the lighter through the gross.'* 

134 Bradley s of New Haven and Guilford, [April, 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

The first Bradleys are said to have come from the market town of 
Bingley in the West Riding of Yorkshire, about twelve miles north-east 
of Leeds, on the river Aire. The town of Bradley was about six or seven 
miles to the north. The name is Anglo-Saxon, meaning a broad field or 
pasture. The father of the first emigrants is not known, nor is the name 
of his first wife. His second wife, Elizabeth, came to America with the 
children: 1, William; 2, Daniel; 3, Joshua; 4, Ellen; 5, Nathan ; 
6, Stephen. Later, she married second, John Parmelee, who died Nov. 8, 
1659; and married third, John Evarts, May 27, 1663, who died May 10, 
1669. She died in January, 1683. Both of her American husbands were 
Guilford men. Mrs. Bradley is said to have come over in 1648. All the 
members of the first generation here given are Mrs. Elizabeth Bradley's 
step-children and children. 

1. William^ Bradley, of New Haven, married, Feb. 18, 1645, Alice, 

daughter of Roger Pritchard of Springfield. He died in 1690 ; and 
she died in 1692. 
Children : 

Joseph, 2 bapt. Jan. 4, 1G45-6 ; d. 1705. 
Isaac (?). 

Martha, bapt. Oct., 1648; m. Samuel Munsou, Oct. 26, 1665. 
Abraham, bapt. Oct. 24, 1650; d. Oct. 19, 1718. 
Mary, bapt. Apr. 30, 1653; m. Samuel Todd, Nov. 24, 1668. 
Benjamin, bapt. Apr. 8, 1657. 
Hester, bapt. Sept. 29, 1659. 
11. viii. Nathaniel, bapt. Feb. 26, 1660-1. 

ix. Sarah, bapt. June 21, 1665; m. Samuel Bracket, May 23, 1682. 

2. Daniel^ Bradley, of New Haven, died single, in 1658. He was 

son of the second wife. 

3. Joshua^ Bradley, of New Haven, in 1653 was "a youth hardly of 

years of puberty " ; married . 

Child : 
i. JosHUA,2 b. Dec. 31, 1665. 

4. Ellen^ Bradley, married, Oct. 14, 1652, John Allin, who died in 


Children : 

Elizabeth, 2 b. Sept. 11, 1653; m, John Hopsou of Guilford. 

Li. Lydia, b. Dec. 26, 1656; m. Wilcox (?). 

iii. Hannah, b. July 26, 1659; m. Joseph Wilcox. 

IV. Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1661; m. (1) Bartholomew Goodrich; m. (2) 


V. John, b. Dec. 13, 1663. 

vi. Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1666; m. Samuel Atwater, July 7, 1691. 

vii. Samuel, b. Mch. 24, 1669-70. 

viii. Martha, b. June, 1673 ; d. July, 1673. 

5. Nathan^ Bradley, of Guilford, born in 1638; married first, in 

1668, Hester ; and married second, Aug. 21, 1694, Han- 
nah, widow of Joseph Tutle and daughter of Thomas Munson. 












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She died Nov. 30, 1695; and he married third, May 16, 1698, 
Rachel, widow of Thomas Strong. He died Nov. 10, 1713. His 
children were all by his first wife. In 1690, his list was £93. 3. 0. 
He bought in Guilford the house and homelot formerly belonging 
to William Boreman, containing about three acres. In 1668, he 
bought a homelot at the East End, from John Meigs, where he was 
then living. 
Children : 

i. Anna,2 b. Nov. 16, 1669; d. May 19, 1749; m. July 17, 1688, by Mr. 

Andrew Leete, to Jonathan Murray of Guilford, who died Aug. 10, 

ii. Mary, b. Mch. 13, 1672-3 ; m. Caleb Mix of New Haven, 
iii. Abigail, b. Mch. 13, 1672-3; m. Thomas Willard, July 8, 1689; d. 

Nov. 9, 1746. 
iv. Hester, b. Nov. 2, 1674; d. Feb. 20, 1675-6. 
V. Hester, b. Apr. 17, 1677 ; m. Benjamin Marshall of South Hampton, 

L. I. 
vi. Daniel, b. June 10, 1680; d. Apr. 2, 1688. 
12. vii. Nathan Noah, b. Sept. 18, 1685; d. Nov. 13, 1764. 

viii. Patience, b. Apr. 6, 1688; m. Ebenezer Elton of Branford. 

6. Capt. Stephen^ Bradley, born in 1642; married first, Nov. 9, 

1663, Hannah, daughter of George and Sarah Smith, of New 
Haven ; and married second, Mrs. Mary, widow of William Leete, 
Jr. His children were all by his first wife. From 1692 to 1701, 
he was eleven times chosen representative of Guilford in the Gen- 
eral Assembly. In 1690, his list was £113. 15. 0. He had a ten 
acre homelot on the Neck plain. Pie died June 20, 1701. 
Children : 

i. Hannah, 2 b. Sept. 1, 1664; d. Dec. 16, 1692; m. in 1688, Daniel 
Bishop of Guilford, who cl. Apr, 17, 1751. 

Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1665-6; d. Oct. 7, 1667. 

Stephen, b. Oct. 1, 1668; d. Feb., . 

Daniel, b. Oct. 21, 1670; d. June 27, 1703. 

Elizabeth, b. Dec. 31, 1671; d. Oct. 31, 1732; m. (1) Isaac Gris- 
wold of Guilford and Killiugworth, who d. June 13, 1727, aged 68 ; 
and m. (2) William Welhnan, who d. Aug. 23, 1736. 

Abraham, b. May 13, 1674; d. Apr. 20, 1721. 

Sarah, b. Oct. 17, 1676; m. May 9, 1697, Thomas Griswokl of Guil- 
ford, who d. Oct. 19, 1729. 

7. Joseph^ Bradley (William^), of New Haven, married, Oct. 25, 
1667, Silence, daughter of John Brackett. 

Children : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. Sept. 9, 1671 ; m. June, 1692, John Moultrop. 

ii. Mary, b. Dec. 6, 1674. 

iii. Joseph, b. Dec. 15, 1677. 

iv. Samuel, b. Jan. 3, 1680. 

V. Martha, b. Au^., 1683. 

8. IsAAC^ Bradley (probably son of WiHiam^), lived in Branford, 
Conn., about 1670. He removed to East Haven, about 1683 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth , 

Children : 

i. Isaac. ^ 

ii. William. 

iii. Samuel. 

iv. Elizabeth, m. John Auger. 

V. Sarah, m. George Pardee, 3d. 

vi. Daniel, b. Dec. 20, 1696. 














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136 Bradley s of New Haven and Guilford, [April, 

9. Abraham^ Bradley {William^), of New Haven, married, Dec. 25, 
1673, Hannah, daughter of George Thompson. She died Oct. 26, 

Children : 

John, 3 b. Oct. 12, 1674. 
Daniel, b. in 1679; d. Nov. 2, 1723. 
Hannah, b. Nov. 8, 1682. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 28, 1685. 
Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9, 1689. 
Abraham, b. Apr. 9, 1693. 
vii. Esther, b. Mch. 19, 1696. 

10. Benjamin^ Bradley ( William^), of New Haven, married, Oct. 29, 

1677, Elizabeth, daughter of John Thompson. She died Nov. 3, 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,' b. Sept. 11, 1678. 

ii. Sarah, b. Jan. 7, 1680. 

iii. Hannah, b. Apr. 18, 1682. 

iv. Susannah, b. July 10, 1684. 

V. Mary, b. Apr. 15, 1687. 

vi. Desire, b. Apr. 19, 1690. 

vii. Benjamin, b. Oct. 1, 1692. 

viii. Abraham, b. Mcli. 6, 1696. 

ix. Caleb, b. in 1700. 

11. Nathaniel^ Bradley (William^) married, Jan., 1687-8, Euth 

Dickerman. She died May 15, 1725. 
Children : 

1. James,' b. Oct. 12, 1688. 

ii. Ruth, b. Jan. 23, 1691. 

iii. Miriam, b. July 4, 1698. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. May 16, 1701. 

12. Nathan Noah'-^ Bradley (Nathan^), of East Guilford, married, 

Oct. 3, 1710, Mary Hatch of Falmouth, who died March 20, 1754. 
His list in 1716 was £101. 15. 0. 
Children : 

i. Mary,3 b. in 1711. 

ii. Abigail, b. June 15, 1712; d. Dec. 27, 1769; m. (1) Joareb Field, 

Apr. 2, 1733, who d. at sea in 1749; m. (2) John Camp, 
iii. Nathan, b. Dec. 31, 1714; d. June 6, 1723. 
iv. Esther, b. Oct. 11, 1717; d. Nov. 7, 1718. 

V. Esther, b. in 1719; d. Feb. 28, 1792; m. July 28, 1743, Noah Scran- 
ton of East Guilford, who d.Dec. 4, 1760. 
vi. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 19, 1720; d. Sept. 29, 1720. 
17. vii. Noah, b. Dec. 17, 1732; d. June 5, 1800. 

13. Stephen^ Bradley (Stephen^), of East Guilford, married, Nov. 15, 

1693, Sarah, daughter of Andrew Ward, Jr., of Killingworth. 
Children : 

Joseph,^ b. Aug. 4, 1694; d. Apr. 3, 1712. 
Stephen, b. Aug. 5, 1696; d. June 16, 1782. 
Daniel, b. Dec. 22, 1698; d, young. 
John, b. Nov. 7, 1702. 

14. Lieut. Abraham^ Bradley (Stephen}) was a merchant in Guilford 

in 1716, and had a list of £132. 30. 0. In May, 1714, he was made 
lieutenant of militia. He married first, July 13, 1697, Jane 
Leaming of Long Island, who died, aged 40, Oct. 30, 1718 ; and he 







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married second, in 1719, Abigail, daughter of Andrew Leete. She 

died April 16, 1767, having married second, in 1724, Ebenezer 

Stone, who died Aug. 18, 1761. 

Children, all by first wife : 

i. Jane,3 b. Sept. 10, 1698; d. Sept. 28, 1769; m. Mch. 26, 1719, John 

Fosdick of Guilford, who d. Feb. 7, 1747. 
ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 18, 1701. 

20. iii. Abraham, b. July 26, 1702; d. in 1771. 

iv. Obedience, b. Dec. 9, 1705; d. Aug:. 13, 1759; m. Nov. 5, 1724, Ste- 

plien Spencer of Hartford, who d. Sept. 2, 1760. 
V. Lucy, b. May 22, 1707. 

21. vi. Joseph, b. Nov. 5, 1709. 

22. vii. Daniel, b. Oct. 15, 1710. 

viii. Sarah, b. Feb. 11, 1712; d. Feb. 28, 1758; m. Daniel Norton of 
Guilford, who d. Dec. 4, 1789. 

15. JoHN^ Bradley (Abraham,'^ William^) married, Sept. 22, 1698, 

Sarah Holt, who died March 29, 1743. 
Children : 
i. Enos,4 b. Dec. 28, 1699. 
ii. John, b. Sept. 10, 1702. 
iii. Darius, b. Nov. 4, 1704. 
iv. Jason, b. Aug. 10, 1708. 
V. Jehiel, b. Sept. 19, 1710. 
vi. Phinehas, b. Sept. 28, 1714. 

16. Daniel' Bradley (Abraham,^ William}), of New^Haven, married, 

Jan. 16, 1702, Sarah Bassett. 
Child : 
i. Daniel,* b. in 1711. 

17. NoAH^ Bradley (Nathan Noah,^ Nathan}), of East Guilford, mar- 

ried, Nov. 5, 1752, Elizabeth Clark, who died July 10, 1813, 
aged 82. 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Apr. 21, 1754; m. Elijah Crane of New Haven. 

ii. GiLEAD, b. July 26, 1757; d. Nov. 11, 1851; m. Abigail Harding of 
Chatham, Oct. 9, 1785. She d., aged 61, Oct. 1, 1822. He lived in 
East Guilford. Children: 1. Benjamin,^ b. Aug. 14, 1786; d. Mch. 
16, 1837; lived in Madison; m. (1) Candace Lewis of Haddam, 

Nov. 28, 1808, who d. Feb. 16, 1816; m. (2) Fanny . 2. 

Olive, b. Aug. 24, 1788; d. Feb. 15, 1811. 3. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 
1791; d. Sept. 14, 1825; ra. June, 1816, Seth Stone, who d. June 
10, 1822. 4. Harriet, b. Mch. 30, 1793 ; d. Dec, 6, 1821. 5. Juliana, 
b. Sept. 4, 1795; d. single, May 1, 1863. 6. William West, b. June 
1, 1798; d. Sept. 16, 1800. 7. Amanda, b. Apr. 20, 1802; m. Sept. 
24, 1840, Benjamin Lynde of Chester. 

iii. Nathan, b. June 8, 1760; di. June 28, 1768. 

iv. MiDiAN, b. Oct. 23, 1763; lived in East Guilford; d. Dec. 22, 1849; 
m. Mch. 25, 1793, Sarah Parraelee of Chester, who d. aged 80, Dec. 
27, 1849. Children: 1. Launcelot Clark,^ b. Jan. 16, 1794; of 

Middletown; m. . 2. Catharine, b. June 7, 1796; m. Phinehas 

M. Dudley, Sept. 8. 1827. 3. Noah, b. July 28, 1800 ; m. (1) Oct. 21, 
1827, Mary A. Buel of Killingworth, who d. aged 29, Aug. 24, 
1831; ra. (2) Anna Whitmore; had no children. 4. Sarah, b. in 
1803 ; d. single. 

V. Nathan Noah, b. Jane 9, 1766; d. Apr. 25, 1841; lived in East 
Guilford; m. (1) Chloe, dau. of Edmund Wilcox, Jan. 22, 1792, 
who d. aged 24, July 21, 1796; m. (2) Mary Hoel Hannick of New 
Haven, Mch. 27, 1797, who d. aged 83, Apr. 19, 1857. Children by 
first wife: 1. Bansom,'^ b. Sept. 21, 1792; d. May 29, 1803. 2. 
Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6, 1795; d. June 7, 1795. Children by second 

138 Bradley s of New Haven and Guilford, [April, 

wife : 3. Eliza Maria, b. Sept. 27, 1798 ; d. June 26, 1858 ; m. Julius 
Shelley of Madison, Sept. 10, 1820. 4. George Bansom, b. Dec. 4, 
1803; m. Martha Washington Wyllis; d. in New York, Oct. 10, 
1838, who had one dau., Hannah Maria. ^ 5. Stephen Hannick, b. 
May 3, 1806; ra. (1) Margaret Babcock; m. (2) Harriet Butler; 
lived at Holmes Hole; no children. 6. 3Ianj, b. Aug. 31, 1808; 
d. single. 7. Nathan, b. Oct. 31, 1812: d. single, at Hammon- 

vi. Cyrus, b. July 31, 1769; d. Oct. 20, 1846; m. Polly Bushnell. Chil- 
dren: 1. Daniel,^ b. 1805; d. single, Sept. 5, 1850. 2. Narcissa, 
m. Frederic Dowd, Aug. 21, 1835. 

vii. Akba, b. Jan. 23, 1774: lived in Middletown after 1800; m. Dec. 2, 
1799, Esther Chamberlain of Middletown. Children : 1. Elizabeth 
Clara,^\). Oct. 25, 1800; m. John Marvin. 2. Cyrus, b. Oct. 15, 
1802; d. Feb. 25, 1826. 3. Samuel, b. Jan. 19, 1805; d. June 6, 
1828. 4. Chloe, b. Aug. 10, 1806; d. June 1, 1816. 5. Arta, b. 
July 2, 1809; d. Oct. 17, 1824. 6. Jacob, b. Jan. 4, 1812; d. Sept. 
18, 1812. 7. Jacob, b. Jan. 17, 1814; d. Mch. 19, 1814. 8. John, 
b. Apr. 21, 1815. 9. Bobert, b. Mav 13, 1818. 10. Bansom, b. May 
13, 1818. II. Esther, b. May 13, 1821. 

viii. Zebul, b. Jan. 14, 1780; lived in New Haven; m. (1) Dorcas Trow- 
bridge; m. (2) Frances Atwater. Children: 1. Jane, ^ to.. 

Porter of Farmingtou. 2. Gustavus, 3. Eliza Ann, m. 

Trowbridge of New York. 4. Edward. 5. Henry, d. young. 

18. Stephen^ Bradley {Stephe?i,^ Stephen^), of Guilford, married, in 
1718, Jemima Connwall of Long Island. His list was £31. 10. 0. 
She died Jan. 16, 1787. 
Children : 

i. Joseph,"* b. June 24, 1720; removed to Sunderland and Vergennes, 
Vt. ; d. June 12, 1810; m. Sibyl, dau. of Jauna Meigs, Jr. Children : 
1. Sibyl,^ b. Mch. 29, 1745; d. May 4, 1806; m. Hooker Norton of 
Guilford, in 1764, who d. July 17, 1827. 2. 3mes, b. Feb. 9, 1747 ; 
d. in 1817; m. Thankful Hogeboom of New Haven, Ct., who d. in 
1819. 3. Lemuel, b. Feb. 26, 1750; removed to Sunderland, Vt. ; 
m. (1) Lucy Baker; m. (2) Mercy, dau. of Abisha Washburn, who, 
after his death in 1800, m. (2) Col. Eli Brownson. 4. Hannah, 
b. Jan. 18, 1752 ; m. Hon. John White of Vermont. 5. Lois, b. Oct. 
27, 1754; m. Hon. Jonathan Hoit of St. Albans, Vt. 6. Gilbert, b. 
Sept. 9, 1756 ; m. Anne, dau. of Nathaniel Meigs. 7. Anna Meigs, 
b. in 1758; d. in 1828. 8. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1760; m. Sally, 
dau. of Col. Timothy Brownson ; went West. 9. Zenas,h. Sept. 
21, 1762; merchant in New York; d. single. 10. Timothy, b. Dec. 
23, 1764; d. Mch. 10, 1815. 

ii. Freelove, b. Mch. 30, 1722; d. Jan. 8, 1795; m. May 16, 1744, Tho- 
mas Wilcox of East Guilford. He d. Nov. 9, 1778. 

iii. Esther, b. Nov. 2, 1724. 

iv. Clotilda, b. Oct. 13, 1726 ; d. single. 

V. Stephen, b. Jan. 12, 1729; of Sunderland, Vt. ; d. July 31, 1803 
m. Ruth, dau. of Dea. Timothy Meigs, Jan. 29, 1755, who d 
Jan. 6, 1814. Children: 1. Samuel Cromwell,^ b. Mch. 16, 1756 
d. June 30, 1834; m. Abigail Bronson, who d. Dec. 9, 1843. 2 
3Iiner, b. Aug. 14, 1758; d. Aug. 9, 1777. 3. Eber, b. Mch. 4 
1761; d. Aug. 13, 1841; lived in Cambridge, Franklin Co., Vt. 
m. in 1785, Diantha Judson of Huntington, Conn., who d. Jan. 17 
1826. 4. Stillman, b. Oct. 4, 1763 ; m. Elizabeth Cook of Guilford 
who d. Mch., 1834. 5. Molly, b. Mch. 8, 1765; d. June 19, 1806 
ra. Timothy Lewis. 6. John French Meigs, b. Aug. 22, 1768 ; m 
Sally Titus of Covington, Vt. ; was living as a centenarian, in 1868 
in Pavilion, Genesee Co., N. Y. 7. Joy, b. June 2, 1771 ; d. in 1846 
m. Sally Howe. 8. Buth, b. Mch. 14, 1774; d. July 9, 1817; m 
Capt. Jacob Sherwin. 9. Harding, b. July 5, 1776; d. Oct., 1819 
m. in 1809, Rebecca Brady, a native of Ireland. 10. Miner, b. 
July 13, 1779; d. single, in 1803. 

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vi. Lois, b. Mch. 3, 1731 ; d. July 1, 1753 ; m. Job Buel of Killingworth, 
Sept. 10, 1751, who d. aged 67, Mch. 2, 1791. 

vii. Benjamin, b. May 2, 1733; d. in camp, of dysentery, in the French 
War, 1756. His betrothed bore liim a son, in 1756, shortly after 
his death : Dea. Ashbell, of East Guilford ; d. Oct. 6, 1817 ; m. in 
1789, Chloe, dau. of Israel Graves, who d. Mch. 20, 1856. 

viii. Timothy, b. July 5, 1735; d. Sept. 8, 1806; m. Esther Shipman of 
Saybrook, Mch. 6, 1765, who d. Jan., 1825. Children: 1. Sarah,^ 
b.' May 12, 1766; d. Feb. 17, 1835; m. Noah Scranton, in 1785. 
2. Anson, b. June 27, 1768; of Newburgh, N. Y. 3. Benoni, b. 
Oct. 22, 1770; of Beaufort, Ga. ; m. Jane Bradbury Bennett of 
Beaufort. 4. Clotilda, b. Oct. 12, 1772; m. Eli Parmelee of Otis, 
Mass. 5. Fanny, \). in 1775; m. Josiah Seymour of Utica, N. Y. 
6. Timothy, b. in 1777; lived in Binghamton, N. Y. 7. John, b. 
Dec. 6, 1781; lived in Killingworth; m. (1) Betsey, dau. of Enoch 
Smith, who d. Apr. 6, 1824; m. (2) Melinda, dau. of David Buell, 
Sept. 4, 1824, who d. Apr. 22, 1835 ; ten children by the first wife, 
and three by the second. 8. Jemima, b. in 1783; m. Samuel, son 
of Enoch Smith of Killingworth. &. Stephen Clayton, b. in 1783 ; 
a sailor; ra. Emily Ganse, at Charleston, S. C. ; had a sou, Stephen.^ 
10. Samuel Stoughton, b. in 1785; a sailor; d. single. 11. Esther, 
b. in 1787 ; d. single, in 1807. 

ix. Zenas, b. Feb. 12, 1739; d. single, in camp, of distemper, in the 
French war, 1756. 

X. ZiMRi, b. May 9, 1741 ; of East Guilford ; d. Sept. 26, 1821 ; ra. Euth, 
dau. of George Hill, who d. aged 76, Nov. 11, 1820. Children: 1. 
Zenas,^ b. Oct. 14, 1769; lived in Guilford; d. Mch. 26, 1852; ra. 
Polly, dau. of Miles Bradley, who d. Nov. 15, 1860; no children. 
2. Benjamin,h. Nov. 23, 1771; d. Apr. 28, 1852; lived in Guilford; 
m. Juliana Leete, who d. aged 64, Jan. 29, 1840. 3. William, b. 
June 26, 1774; d. single, Mch. 6, 1820. 4. Boxanna, b. Dec. 13, 
1777 ; d. single, Jan. 20, 1853. 5. Miner, b. Mch. 19, 1779; d. June, 
1863; m. (1) Apr. 12, 1803, Achsa Bishop, who d. Sept. 14, 1814; 
m. (2) Phebe Hull, Aug. 19, 1815, who d. aged 64, Nov. 28, 1847; 
m. (3) Parnel, widow of George Munger, Nov. 9, 1848, who d. 
aged 79, Oct. 15, 1860. He was a well known inn keeper in Guil- 
ford. 6. Buth, b. May 17, 1781; d. in 1870; ra. Jesse Cramptou 
of East Guilford, Nov. 24, 1806. 7. Amanda, b. Dec. 10, 1784; d. 
single. 8. Clarissa, b. Mch. 30, 1789; d. in New York, single. 
May 1, 1851. 

xi. Eber, b. May 10, 1743 ; d. young. 

19. JoHN^ Bradley (Stephe?i,^ Stephen^) removed to Hartford. He 
married, Aug. 16, 1726, Mercy, daughter of Ebeuezer French. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. Dec. 5, 1727 ; d. May 11, 1793 ; m. Thoraas Fitch, Mch. 6, 
1759, who d. Jan., 1802. 

ii. John, b. Nov. 16, 1732; was at Winchester 1778, and later at Sun- 
derland, Vt. ; m. Mch. 20, 1758, Mary Dowd ; had Sarah,^ b. Nov. 7, 

iii. Lucy, b. July 23, 1734. 

iv. Aaron, b. Sept. 5, 1742; rem. to Hartford about 1778; d. Sept., 
1802; m. Sarah, dau. of Joseph Chittenden, Aug. 19, 1767, who d. 
Jan. 21, 1819. Children: 1. Sally, b. Dec. 18, 1767; d. Nov. 1, 
1850; ra. James Knox of Hartford. 2. 3Iary, b. Aug. 20, 1773; d. 
July 6, 1845 ; m. Thomas Lloyd of Hartford, Oct. 3, 1792, who d. 
Mch. 14, 1842. 3. Joseph, b. Apr. 28, 1770; d. Mch. 18, 1844; m. 
July 21, 1794, Relief Crosby; was a blacksmith. She d. Mch. 13, 
1841. 4. Betsey, b. Apr. 18, 1776; d. Sept. 29, 1776. 5. Elizabeth, 
b. Dec. 10, 1779; d. in 1865; m. (1) Joseph Watson of Hartford; 
m. (2) Dr. Joshua Frost of Springfield. 6. Harriet, b. June 27, 
1792 ; d. July, 1826 ; m. George Beach, Pres't of the Phoenix Bank 
of Hartford, who d. May 4, 1860. 7. William Henry, b. Aug. 28, 
1777; dentist in Hartford and Boston; m. Lydia Chapraan; d. 

140 Bradley s of New Haven and Guilford, [April, 

Oct. 16, 1858. 8. John, b. June 7, 1782; d. single, Sept. 8, 1802. 
9. Bichard, b. Oct. 11, 1787; watchmaker at Hartford; d. single, 
killed by a robber named John Brooks, Nov. 28, 1867. 

20. Abraham^ Bradley, Jr. {Abraham,'^ Stephen^), of Litchfield, mar- 

ried, Aug., 1728, Reliance, daughter of William Stone. She died 
April 1, 1757. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,'* b. Feb. 17, 1729 ; m. Archibald Johnson of Wallingford, 
Feb. 9, 1756. 

ii. Abraham, b. Dec. 11, 1731 ; Deputy Postmaster General of the U. S. ; 
m, Hannah, dan. of David Baldwin, who d. Sept. 18, 1804, aged 67. 
Children: 1. Abraham,^ b. Feb. 21, 1767; d. May 7, 1838; m. 
Hannah Smith of Pittston, Luzerne Co., Pa. ; lived in the District 
of Columbia. 2. Phimhas, b. July 17, 1769; d. Feb. 28, 1845; m. 
Hannah Jones of Litchfield ; lived in the District of Columbia. 

iii. Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1734. 

iv. Leaming, b. June 1, 1737; m. Anna Miller of Middletown, Nov. 29, 
1759. Children: 1. Lucretia,^ b. Aug. 12, 1760. 2. Aaron, b. Aug. 
27, 1762. 

V. Lucy, b. Dec. 10, 1739. 

vi. Bkata, b. Apr. 7, 1742. 

vii. Peleg, b. Dec. 8, 1744; m. Jan. 10, 1765, Sarah Graves of Middle- 
town. " 

viii. Thomas, b. Oct. 14, 1750. 

21. Joseph^ Bradley {Abraham,^ Stephen^), of Guilford, married first, 

Oct. 15, 1740, Priscilla Redfield, who died Jan. 12, 1772 ; and 
married second, in 1789, Abigail, widow of Oliver Collins. She 
died Jan. 2, 1820. 

Children, all by the first wife : 

i. Joseph,* b. Jan. 3, 1742; d. Nov., 1803; lived at New Haven, Troy 
and Lansino-burgh, N. Y. ; m. (1) Sarah Hill, June 10, 1764, and had: 
1. Sarah,^\. Jan. 22, 1765. 2. William, b. Oct. 27, 1766; A.B. 
Yale, 1784; m. Sarah French; d. in 1843; no children. 3. Samuel, 
b. Jan. 25, 1769; d. Nov. 21, 1775. 4. Mary. Joseph* m. (2) Dec. 
13, 1772, Mary, dau. of Samuel Brown, who d. Feb. 21, 1785; m. 
(3) the widow of Judge Jared Ingersoll, April, 1786, who d. Dec. 3, 
1786; m. (4) the widow of Col. Stephen Hubbard. 

ii. Priscilla, b. Nov. 7, 1743; m. Dec. 29, 1765, Samuel Abernethy of 

iii. Phinehas, b. Feb. 12, 1746; d. June 6, 1768; m. Sarah, dau. of 
Walter Griswold, Nov. 14, 1767, who d. aged 20, Feb. 12, 1768. 

iv. Bani, b. Oct. 7, 1748; d. Sept. 14, 1776; m. Hannah Stevens. Chil- 
dren: 1. Hannahs b. Mch. 4, 1772; d. May 10, 1807; m. Timothy 
Benton, May 7, 1795, who d. Jan. 18, 1853. 2. Ruth, b. Nov. 28, 
1773; d. Aug. 24, 1852; m. Jacobs of North Haven. 

V. Samuel, b. Apr. 29, 1751; d. Dec. 29, 1794; m. Nancy Stone, Apr., 
1774, who d. Jan. 1, 1795. Both died of smallpox, caught from 
their son, Samuel, who was inoculated. He was a ship carpenter 
of Guilford. Children: 1. Samuel,^ b. in 1775; m. Juliana, dau. 
of Benjamin Frisbie. 2. Beriah, b. June 11, 1777; d. Jan. 11, 
1875; the oldest resident of New Haven. He was a shoemaker, 
and was long senior warden of Trinity parish. He served as 
Judge of the City Court, and as senior alderman. He m. (1) Lucy 

Dummer, in 1798; m. (2) Jerusha , who d. July 31, 1856. 3. 

Frederic, b. in 1780; lived in New Haven; m Hannah C. Bouton ; 
d. June 1, 1850. i. Bussell, b. in 1784; d. Jan. 2, 1795. 5. Nancy, 
b. in 1788; d. Jan. 4, 1795. The last two d. of smallpox. 

vi. Beriah, b. Mav 5, 1754; d. single, Jan. 18, 1776. 

vii. Burnett, b. Feb. 5, 1757; d. Mch. 25, 1761. 

viii. James, b. May 2, 1759; m. (1) Leah Stone, Nov, 4, 1787, who d. 
Aug. 18, 1800; m. (2) Parnel Stone, her cousin. Children by first 
wife : 1. Bani,^ m. (1) Clarissa Paul of East Bloomfield, N. Y. ; m. 

1903.] Walpole Warnings, 141 

(2) Lydia Paul. 2. Harvey, of Notchville, Mich. ; m. Maria Wood. 

3. Henry, of Notchville, Mich. ; m. Crandall. 4. Vesta, b. 

Aug. 16, 1800; m. Henry Dudley of Guilford, May 14, 1823, who d. 

Nov. 12, 1862, aged 63. Children by second wife. 5. Frederic, of 

West Bloomtield ; m. Sarah . 6. John, of West Bloomfield ; 

m. Mary . 7. Joseph, of Michigan; m. Clarissa . 8. 

James, of Michigan; m. Clarissa, dau. of Jonathan Lee. 9. Maria, 

m. Niles of Michigan. 

ix. Nancy, b. in 1763, bapt. July 21, 1765; d. June 21, 1776. 

X. Marcy, b. July 5, 1765; m. Aberuethy of Wallingford. 

22. Daniel* Bradley {Abraham,'^ Stephen^) married, Nov. 20, 1734, 
Abigail Howd, who died April 15, 1751. 
Children : 

i. Abigail,* b. in 1743; d. Nov. 5, 1792; m. Nov. 1, 1769, Benjamin 

Evarts, who d. Dec. 17, 1819. 
• ii. Ana, b. Mch. 22, 1746. 
iii. FiiEELOVE, b. Oct. 9, 1748. 
iv. Rhoda, bapt. Apr. 20, 1751; m. Hand of Litchfield South 

V. Rachel, bapt. Apr. 20, 1751 ; m. Patrick McKean. 


In transcribing the vital records of Walpole for publication,* the 
folio vring entries of" Warnings" were found. These were made in 
accordance with the law requiring inhabitants of towns to giv^e notice 
when harboring strangers. f 

[torn] to inform you that this Day we ha[torn] a tranciant Perfon Named 
Mary Nichols & Rebe[torn] Daughter She says that She is a Widow and 
was born in city of Quebeck this is agreable to a regulation of this Sta[torn] 
best information that can be Given by y^ Humb[torn] 

[tornjle aprii y® di^^ 1779 George Payson 

[torn] into My Houfe Jofhua Haws april y® 1^^ 1779 from Medfield by 
me Abner Bullard 

[torn] Selectmen of Walpole Gentlemen [torn]ld Inform you that I have 
put upon my Place in Walpole [torn]a Daniels his Wife and two Negroes 
last from Franklin Entred the Eighth of this Inftant 

[torn]ham April y*^ \o^^ 1779 Ezekiel Needham 

[torn] to My Houfe Hannah Lawrance & Abigail Lawr[torn] 
[torn]ughter Last from Nova Scotia taken in August [torn] 7 7 By 
Daniel Robbins 

[torn] this Town Ebenezer Blake & Wife & four Children De[torn] 

[torn] into my Service in this Town Huldah Tifany of Manffield Oct"^ 
ye 18*^ 1784 by Eleazer Belcher 

* See Vital Records of Walpole, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Publislied 
by tlie New-England Historic Genealogical Society. Boston, 1902. 
t See Province Laws, Vol. II., pp. 284, 386, 616, 835. 

142 Walpole Warnings. [April, 

Taken into my Houfe Samuel Sever and Hannah his Wife and three 
Children taken in May y® 24*^ 1785 by me Rachel Clap 

This may Certify that I have let into my Houfe John Jastram [torn] 
family Said Jastram was born in f ranee his Wife was born in Provi[torn] 
his Son Money in Smithfield his Son John in Walpole, 1785 

James Fales J"^ has taken a family Samuel Frost born in Wrentham 
Sarah his Wife Was born in Cumberland Daughter Sally in Foxborough 
Polly in Wrentham Rachel in Medfield J[torn] 

Daniel Woodbury born in Topsiield Commonwealth & Had fsah his Wife 
born in Windham, Coneticut Betsa born in Windham Coneticut Polly born 
in Amherst Newhampfhire Benjamin born Groton Jane born in Worwick 
Rlioad Iseland last place of refidence was Boston Common Wealth of 
[torn] into Town June 178[torn] 

Benjamin Boyden and Unity his Wife and Katherine A[torn] Abigail 
John and Benjamin his Children Came from [torn] to Walpole May the 

20^^ 1781 

Benjamin Herring and Meriam his Wife and Cally Jo[torn] Seth their 
Children Came from Dedham to Walpole May 23^''^ 1784 

Cap* James Tifdale Came from Dedham to Walpole [torn] year 1785 in 
March 21** and his Sifter Perthena [torn] 

Nathan Allen & Rachal his Wife & Sarah John Duty F[torn] Esther 
Lydia Came from Medheld to Walpole April y*^ 22'^'^ l[torn] 

Petter Morfe & Agnes his Wife Nelle Tyler David Tyler [torn] April 
ye 27tii 1779 Came from Wrentham to Walpole 

[torn]llen Wood & Children Hannah Asa Chaney. ^ Jonathan] Cole 
[torn]llen Came from Medfield to Walpole April y« 28*^ 17[torn] 

[torn]ken in to this Town W'^ Deborah Spear by Sam^ [torn] 1785 last 
from Brantree 

[torn] Selectmen of the Town of Walpole Gentlemen [torn] Inform you 
that My Hufband has left me for this [torn] past or more with four Small 
Children and has left me [torn] very Necceisary of life and I am utterly un- 
able to provide for [torn] Children therefore I am oblig'd to put myself and 
Children under [torn] Care and protection under thefe melancholy Circum- 
f tances [torn] I am with great Refpect yours &c Martha yV Morfe 


Walpole Nov'^ y« 16*^ 1785 [torn] N B the Childrens Names are George 
Martha born in Walpole, Elif beth and Isaac born in Boston [torn] 

Taken into this Town Anna Hide [torn] by Jacob Gould [torn] 

May 1796 This may Certify the Selectmen of Walpole that Benjamin 
Ingraliam's family from Sharon came to ray Houfe the first Week in may 
M^' Ingraham came the twenty Seventh day of June following they had two 
Children one Named William the other named Cliloe. Nicholas Harris 

Jan'^ y^ 14*^ 1795 this may Certify that Patrick Hancock came to my 
houfe at the abovefaid Date last from Dedham Elijah Thompson 

John Thomas with his Wife and two Children came into this town the 
Sixteenth day of February AD 1795 last from Hallifax in Vermont 

1903.] Walpole Warnings. 143 

Wealthy Crover with his wife and two Children came into this town the 
tenth Day of June AD 1794 last from Dedham 

Mary Pane and two Daughters came into this town Oct'^ y® 25*^* 1796 last 
from Foxboro 

taken into my Houfe Soffa Ridgway a black Girl by Jonathan Wild 

taken into my houfe July 28*^^ 1798 John Green and Wife and one Child 
last from Wrentham John Hall. 

taken into my Houfe Derius Fifher and Wife and one Child and a pren- 
tice boy August y^ 27*^'^ 1798 by me Timethy Hartshorn last from Wren- 

Walpole Jane 26 1800 this is to give Notice to the Town of Walpole that 
I have taken into my houfe David Carver and Wife and four Children with 
old Mifs futton from the fouth Parrifh in Dedham Lewis Hartfhorn 

Walpole May 11*^^ 1801 this is to give Notice to the Town of Walpole 
that I the fubfcriber have taken Peter Froft Shoe Maker and Family into 
my houfe as a tennant from fharon Jotham Morfe 

Walpole March 5 1801 this is to give Notice that I the fubfcriber have 
taken into my houfe in Walpole Sam^ Froft Shoe l^iaker and Wife and fix 
Children from Wrentham John Needham 

Walpole April 15*^ 1800 this is to give Notice to the Town of Walpole 
that I the fubfcriber have taken into my houfe Simeon Gould and Wife and 
one Child from Medfield Jonathan Wild 

Walpole June 29*^^ 1801 This is to give Notice that I the fubfcriber have 
taken into my Houfe in Walpole Tabitha Harrington laft from the Town of 
Franklin Eben^ Miriam 

Walpole February 26"' 1801 this is to give Notice that I the fub- 
fcriber have taken into my houfe to board Ifaac Hunt Sadler laft from 
Bofton Afa Kingsbury 

Walpole Oct'' 16*^' 1801 This is to give Notice that I the fubfcriber have 
taken into my houfe John Hunt Shoe Maker and Wife and one Child named 
Lydia from Bofton. Afa Kingsbury 

Walpole July 27^^ 1802 this is to give Notice that I the fubfcriber have 
taken into my houfe Mary Clark an old Maid from Dedham Jere- 

miah Smith 

Walpole Nov 2'^ 1802 thre is to give notice that I the Subfcriber have 
taken into my houfe Betfy White from Foxborough Benj" Mann 

Walpole June 16^^ 1803 this is to give Notice that I the fubfcriber have 
taken into my houfe Thomas Fletcher & Wife & five Children named Mary 
Nancy Thomas Jane & Marian from Bofton James Dupee 

Walpole Sept 2'^ 1805 this is to give Notice that I the Subfcriber have 
taken into my house in S'^ tov/n Jacob Holms his Wife and two Children 
named Mary & Jeffee from Sharon Jotham Morse 

Walpole Dec^ y*^ 9^^ 1806 this is to give Notice that I the Subscriber 
have taken into my house in Sd Town Sally Willis who is not an inhabi- 
tant of Sd Town but says She came last from Attleborough 

Recorded Feb 27-^ 1807 John Boyden 4*^ 

144 Baptisms in First Church of Needham. [April, 




Communicated by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 
(Continued from page 30.) 

April. 22. 1739. Ebenezer, Son of John Cheney, baptiz'd. 

May. 20. 1739. I preach'd at a new Congregation in Stoughton, and 

then and there baptized Benjamin, Son of John 
Smith ; and Sarah daughter of Daniel Richards. 

June. 3. 1739. . . Samuel Kingsbury, Son of Timothy Kingsbury, and his 

wife Jemima (our Sister), 

July. 1. 1739. . . Samuel, Son of Eliakim Cook, baptiz'd: by y^ Rev: 

M^ Dexter. 

July. 29. 1739. Hannah, Daughter of B'". Benoni Woodward, and Da- 
vid, Son and Lydia, daughter of Uriah Coller, 

Sept : 2, 1739. Melatiah, Daughter of B'^. Joshua Ellice, baptiz'd. 

Sept : 9. 1739. Nehemiah, Son of Nehemiah Mills, 

Oct: 14. 1739. . . David, Son of Brother Samuel Parker, baptiz'd by y®. 

Rev: M"". Dexter 

Dec: 16. 1739. . Mary, Daughter of Mary Davifon (Scoto. Hiberngs), 

Jan : 6. 1739, 40. . Richard, Son of B^ John Mills, and Hannah, Daugh- 
ter of Hezekiah Kingsbury, 

Feb: 10. 1740. . . =* =^ *. And William, Son of Jeremiah Fisher, and his 

wife Prudence (our Sister) was baptized. 

Feb : 17. 1740. . . Jofiah, Son of JeCse Kingsbury, 

March, 9 Jofiah, Son of Amos Fuller, 

April. 20. 1740. . . Hannah, Daughter of B''. Ebenezer Newel 

May. 25. 1740. Beulah, Daughter of B"". Josiah Newel jun : 

June. 3. 1740. Submit, Daughter of Benj : Ellice, & his wife our Sis- 

ter, baptized, privately becaufe it was lick — it died 
June, 5*^\ aged cir ; 1 2 days 

June. 8. 1740. Robert, Son of Robert Fuller jun :, & Elizabeth, Daugh- 

ter of Jofeph Daniel & his Wife (our Sister), 

July. 6. 1740. . . Mary, Daughter of Joseph Coller, & his wife (our Sis- 

Aug: 10. 1740. Mary, Daughter of John Cheney, 

Aug: 31. 1740. Hannah Ellis (Widow of Caleb Ellis) admitted into the 

Chh, & her two Children were baptized whofe names 
were Hannah, and Julietta. 

Sept: 14. 1740. Hezekiah, Son of Edmund Dewing (and his wife, our 

Sister) baptized, by the Rev : M^. Dexter of Dedham. 

Sept: 28. 1740. Lydia, Daughter of B^\ Timothy Newel; 

Martha, Daughter of B'^. Ralph Day jun'^.: and 
Molly, daughter of Thomas Kinch, 

Nov: 23. 1740. Elifabeth, Daughter of B''. Francis Very, 

* After the January Register was printed, it was decided to include the baptisms 
duiing the pastorates of Hev. William Ritchie, Rev. Lyman Maynard and Rev. C. H. 
A. Dall, as the record of baptisms, in the church books, practically ends with the lat- 
ter's ministry, and was not resumed until recent years. 

1903.] Ba'ptisms in First ChuTch of Needhami. 145 

Dec: 14. 1740. Nathanael, Son of B^ Nathanael Woodcock, & Ifrael, 

Son Israel Gill, (& Sarah his wife our Sister) 

Jan: 4. 1741. Ifsachar, Son of Zebadiah Prat, 

Jan: 11. -41. Mehetabel, Daughter of B'^. Jofhua Ellis, 

Jan : 19. 1741. John Rice laid hold on the Covenant of the Lord, & was 

baptized; {priimtim^ quia debilis erat prce fenectute.) 

Jan: 25. 1741. Jofiah, Son of B"^. Josiah Eaton, 

Mar: 22. -41. Bethia, Daughter of John Alden, 

April. 26. . . 41. Fisher, Son of Nathanael Man, 

July. 12. 41. Mary, Daughter of Thomas Ockinton, baptiz'd. 

July. 19. . . 41. ^ ^ ^ And, Mary, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, bap- 
tized, P. M. 

Aug: 9. 1741. Catharine, Daughter of Caleb Whetean, baptized by y®. 

Rev : M^ Allin of Brookline. 

Aug: 23. 1741. . . * * ^- Solomon, Son of B'^". Samuel Parker, 

Oct: 4. 1741. . . Jefse, Son of Jefse Kingfbury baptiz'd. 

Oct: 11. 1741. . . Eunice Harris laid hold on the Covenant of the Lord, 

& was baptized. And, Samuel, Son of Samuel Hub- 
bard of Holden in the County of Worcester ; and 
Mercy, Daughter of Jeremiah Hawes, baptized. 
W. 445. [472] 

Oct: 18- 1741. John, Son of Joiiah Reed 

Oct: 25, 1741. Samuel Edmonds jun : laid hold on the Covenant of y®. 

Lord, & was baptized. Mehetabel, (daughter of John 

Griggs, & Mehetabel his Wife,) baptized. 

Note. — Unless the names of the parents are given the person baptized was presum- 
ably an adult, and it seems unnecessary to repeat the words " laid hold on the Cove- 
nant of ys. Lord " as it was a " condition precedent." These words were usually omit- 
ted by the copyist of this record of baptisms for the January number of the Registeb, 
and hereafter will be left out except in special instances. The stars indicate on:itted 

Nov: 8. 1741. Margaret, Daughter of Brother Zechariah Mills, 

Dec : 13. . . Hannah, Daughter of B^'. Michael Woodcock, baptiz'd. 

Dec : 27. . . Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan Gay, baptiz'd. 

Jan: 24. . [1742] Jefse, Son of Jeremiah Fisher (and his wife Prudence, 

our Sister) and Lydia, Daughter of Samuel Bacon jun : 

Mar : 7. . . Mary, Daughter of B'". John Fisher jun :, 

Mar : 28. 1742. Eunice, Daughter of Ithamar Smith, 

April. 4, 1742. Hannah, Daughter of Theophilus Richardfon (and his 

wife Hannah our Sister,) 

April. 11. . . Peres, Son of Daniel Webb, 

May. 16. 1742. Daniel, John, & Elifabeth, Sons, & Daughter of Edward 

Beverstock ; & Olive Daughter of B^'. Samuel Hunt- 
ting baptiz'd by the Rev : M}\ Dexter of Dedham. 

May. 23. 1742. Oliver, Son of John Mills, & Anne, Daughter of David 

Mills, baptiz'd by the Rev : M^ Cotton of Newton. 

June, 6. 1742. Sarah, Daughter of John Glover, 

June. 13. . . ^ * * *= Silence, Daughter of B^. Jofiah Eaton, 

June. 27. . . Beriah, Daughter of Benjamin Ellice, 

July. 25. . . Abijah, Son of Nathanael Man, 

Aug : 15. . . . I preach'd at Holliston, & then & there baptized Icha- 

* bod. Son of Jofeph Marfhal. 

Aug : 22. . . David, Son of Timothy Kingsbury, (& his wife, our Sis- 

ter,) baptiz'd. 
VOL. LVII. 11 


Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham. [April, 

Auo^ : 29. . . . 
Sept: 12. . . 

Sept: 19. . . . 

Oct: 3 

Oct: 17. -42. 

Oct : 24. . . 
Nov: 14. 1742. 

ISIov : 21. . . 
Nov : 28. -42. 
Jan: 2. 1743. 

Jan: 9. 1743. 
Jan: 16. 1743. 
Feb : 13. -43. 
Feb : 20. . . 
Mar : 13. . . 

April. 3. . . . 
May. 1. . . 


May. 22. . . 
May. 29. . . 
June. 5. . 
June. 19. 
Aug : 14. . . 
Oct: 2. . . 

v-zCt . o » ... 

Dec : 25. 
Jan : 1, 1744. 

Jan : 8. . 
Feb: 18. 

Feb: 26. 

Mar: 11. 
Mar : 25. 

April. 1. 
May. 27. 
June. 17. 
July. 29. . . 

Aug : 12. . . 

Aug: 26. . . 

Ralph, Son of B^. Ralph Day jun :, 

# # # ji^odem die, Timothy, Son of B''. Timothy Newel, 

and Lydia, Daughter of Robert Ware, 
Josiah, Son of Josiah Ware, 
Green, Son of Nathanael Ayres, 

# * # Jofiah, Son of B'^'. Josiah Newel jun :, and Dorcas, 

Daughter of Uriah CoUer, baptized. 24. 

Experience, Daughter of Jofeph Daniel, 

Jonathan, Son; and Sarah, Anna, Elizabeth, and Debo- 
rah Daughters, of Sarah Hawes (Relict of Jonathan 
Hawes deceased) 

William, Son of William Alden, 

Caleb, Son of B^'. Joshua Ellis, 

Samuel, Son of B^. John Alden ; & Abigail, Daughter 
of Thaddeus Broad, 

David, Son of Thomas Ockinton, 

Hannah, Daughter of Jefse Kingfbury, 

John, Son of B^'. Michael Woodcock, 

Jonathan, Son of Thomas Kinch, 

William, Son ; and Mary, Daughter of Robert Fuller 

Hannah, Daughter of Zebadiah Prat, 

I preach'd at Ilolliston, & then and there baptized 
Aaron, Son of Pelatiah Littleiield. 

Nathan, Son of B^'. Nathanael Woodcock, 

"* * * Samuel, Son of Brother Samuel Huntting, baptiz'd 

James, Son of B'-. William Mills jun*"., 

Kezia, Daughter of Jonathan Mills, 

Caleb, Son of Caleb Whetean, baptiz'd. 

Ruth, Daughter of B''. Samuel Parker, 

The Widow Lydia Daniel * * *, and was baptized. 

Jeremiah, Son of Amos Fuller, Susanna, Daughter of 
Brother Eliakim Cook, & Ruth, Daughter of Jofiah 

Mof es. Son of B^. Benoni Woodard, 

David, Son of David Mills, & Theophilus, Son of The- 
ophilus Richardfon, 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Joseph Coller, 

Elijah, Son of Josiah Ware, baptized, privatim quia 
valde cegrotus est. 

Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Gay ; and Susanna, Daugh- 
ter of Edward Beverstock, 

Sarah, Daughter of Jeremiah Fisher, 

Sarah, Daughter of Jefse Kingsbury ; Judith, Daugh- 
ter of John Mills ; & Mary, Daughter of Ralph Day 
jun^ :, 

Ebenezer, Son of B^ Josiah Eaton, 

Theodore, Son of B^ Eben'': Newel, 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, 

Walter, and John, Sons ; and Jemima, Daughter of John 
Everden, and Jemima his Wife (our Sister), 

Rebecca, Daughter of B^. Joshua Ellis, 

Samuel, Son of Nathanael Man, 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham, 147 

Sept : 9. . . Ruth, Daughter of B"^. Jeremiah Woodcock, jun :, bap- 

tized. N«. 522. [551] 
Sept : 30. . . Rebecca, Daughter of B^. Timothy Newel, 

Oct: 14. . . John-Rice, Son of Nathanael Tohnan, 

Oct: 21. . . Jeremiah, Son of Joseph Daniel, 

Oct : 28. . Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Smith jun'^., 

Nov: 11. . . John, Son of John Fisher, jun: and Ebenezer, son of 

Daniel Webb, baptized. 25. 

Nov : 25. . Abigail, Daughter of Josiah Broad (of Holden) 

Dec: 16. . . Jonathan, Son of Widow Hannah Kingfbury, 

Jan: 13. 1745. Thomas, Son of B'^. John Alden, 
Jan : 20. . . Mary, Daughter of Elii'abeth Whetean, 

Jan : 27. . . Moses, Son of William Mills jun : 

Feb : 3. . Edward, Son of Joshua Smith, 

Feb: 10. Francis, Son of B^". Francis Very, and Lois, Daughter 

of B'^. Ebenezer Fisher, 
Feb : 17. . . . Phinehas, Son of Uriah Coller, 

Feb : 24. Rebecca, Daughter of B'^'. Eleazar Kingfbery, 

Mar : 3. . Anna, Daughter of B''. Jonathan Parker, 

Mar : 24. John, Son of John Griggs, 

Mar: 31. . . Sarah, Daughter of B^". Jofiah Woodard, baptized. N°. 

541. [570] 
April. 21. 1745. Simeon, Son of Zebadiah Pratt, & Susanna, Daughter 

of Jofiah Reed, 
May. 19. 1745. Man^ et privatim, I baptiz'd Lydia daughter of Josiah 

Ware, and the fame day, publickly, I baptiz'd Elifa- 

beth. Daughter of B^'. Samuel Parker. 
June. 2. 1745. Lois, Daughter of Thomas Kinch baptiz'd by the Rev^. 

M'^. Tyler of Dedham, Clapboardtrees. 
July. 21. 1745. Jofiah, Son of William Alden, & Sufanna, Daughter of 

Thomas Ockinton, 
July. 28. 1745. Jofeph, Son of Samuel Huntting, 
Sept: 1. 1745. Hannah, Daughter of Jofiah Newel, Baptized. 

Sept : 8. — 45. Ebenezer, Son of Theophilus Richardfon, 
Oct : 27. 1745. Jofiah, Son of John Everden, 
Dec: 8. 1745. George, Son of Robert Field, 

Dec : 22. — 45. Eliakim, Son of B^". Eliakim Cook baptiz'd, by my Son 

Jonathan Townfend Pastor of the Chh in Medfield. 
Dec : 29 I baptiz'd Jethro Negro Child & Servant of B^ 

Nathanael Tolman. 
Jan : 5. 1745, 6. Sarah Blowers ^ * *, and was baptiz'd ; 
Feb : 2. . . , Luke, Son of Nehemiah Mills, & Judith, Daughter of 

Nathanael Tolman, 
Mar: 9. . . . Hannah, Daughter of Jofeph Coller, 

Mar : 30. . . Ruth, an Adopted Child of our Sister Sarah Gill, 

April: 19. , . I privately baptiz'd two Children of Jofhua Flllis, twins 

wbofe names were Jofhua, & Rebecca. 
April. 20. Edward, Son of Edward Beverftock, baptiz'd by the 

Rev : M^. Dexter of Dedham. 
May. 4. . . . Eleazar, Son of Amos Fuller, & Hannah, Daughter of 

Jonathan Day, 
May. 11. . . ^^^ Jefse, Son of Jefse Kingfbery, 

May. 18. 1746. Jedidah, Daughter of Benjamin Ellis, 

148 Baptisms in First Church of Needham, [April, 

May. 25. Samuel, Son of Seth Wilfon, baptiz'd, by the Rev : M'". 


June. 15. . Timothy, Son of Jonathan Gay ; John, Son of Jofiah 

Eaton ; & John, Son of John Mills, 

June. 29. . Elifabeth, Daughter of Jeremiah Fisher, 

July. 20. William, Son of William Mills jun : and David, Son of 

David Wight, baptized ; By the Rev'^. M^ Nath : 

Aug : 24. . . Mary, Daughter of Timothy Kingf bery, Baptized. 

Sept : 7. . . , Mary Edes (Wife of Peter Edes jun :) ^ * *, & was bap- 

tized, * * *. Samuel Chub, & Prudence his wife "* * * ; 
& their Daughter Sarah was baptized. 

Sept: 21. Ruth W^heat, Daughter of Jofhua and Elifabeth Wheat, 

laid hold on the Covenant of the Lord, & was bap- 
tized : Mary, Daughter of Jofhua & Elifabeth Wheat, 
Simeon, Sou of Ebenezer Fisher, &, Sarah, Daughter 
of William Alden, 

Sept: 28. Ruth, Daughter of Jonathan Smith jun: baptiz'd. (By 

my Son.^ 

Nov : 9. . . . Jonathan, Son of Peter Edes jun :, and Abigail, Daugh- 

ter of Daniel Webb, 

Nov : 23, . . . Jofeph, Son of David Mills, 

Nov : 30. . . Jemima, Daughter of John Griggs, 

Dec: 14: 1746. Abigail Richardfon (Wife of Samuel Richardfon) *=*=*, 

& was baptized, =**^. A.M. P.M. Abigail, Daugh- 
ter of John Fisher, & Abigail, Daughter of Jofiah 

Feb: 22. 1747. Mofes, Son of Robert Ware, 

Mar: 15. 1747. Mary, Daughter of Francis Very, 

April : 5. 1747. Marah, Daughter of Jofiah Reed ; & Lydia, Daugh- 
ter of Jofeph Daniel, 

April. 19. 1747. Samuel, Son of Jeremiah Woodcock ; & Mercy, Daugh- 
ter of Samuel Parker, baptiz'd. 

April. 26. 1747. Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Parker, baptiz'd, by y^ Rev : 

M^ Tyler. 

May. 3 : 1747. Jonathan- [lart, & Ebenezer, Sons of John Webber & 

his Wife, baptiz'd [NB. They were presented to bap- 
tifm by their Mother (in their Father's absence) and 
baptiz'd upon her account.] 

May. 17. Timothy, Son of Timothy Ellis, baptiz'd, by y^ Rev: 

M'^. Balch. 
24. Samuel, Son of William Brown, & Rachel, Daughter 

of Timothy Newel 

June 21. 1747. Jonas, Son of Jefse Kingfbery, 

June. 28. 1747. Nathanael Fisher and Mary his Wife *=^^, and their 

Daughter Susanna was baptized. 

July. 12. . . . Mary, Daughter of Deacon Jofiah Newell, 

Aug : 9 Molly, Daughter of Joshua Smith, 

Sept : 27. . . . Mary, Daughter of Jofhua Parker ; & Elifabeth, Daugh- 

ter of Samuel Huntting, baj^tiz'd. 

Oct : 4. 1747. Elijah, Son of Jofiah Ware, 

Nov: 8. 1747. Ebenezer, Son of Jonathan Day, 

Dec : 20. 1747. Reuben, Son of Samuel Richards, 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of Needham, 


Dec : 27. . . . 
Jan : 10. 1747, 8. 
Jan: 11. 1748. 
March. 13. 1748. 
April. 3. 1748. . 
April : 10. . . 
April : 24. . 

May. 1, 1748. 
May. 8. 1748. 

May. 15. 1748. 
May. 22. . . 

June, 5. 1748. 
July. 10: 1748. 

July: 24: 1748. 

July. 31. 1748. 

Aug : 7. 1748. . 
Aug: 21. 1748. 

Aug : 28. 1748. 
Septemb^. 11. 
Oct : 2. 1748. 

Oct: 23. 1748. 

Oct: 30. 1748. 

Nov : 6. 1748. 
Nov : 20. 1748. 
Nov: 27. 1748. 
Dec : 4 : 1748. 


Dec : 


11. 1748. 
18. 1748. 
2G. 1749. 

uO . ... 

6. 1749. 
13. 1749. 
27. 1749. 

Sept : 3. 1749. 

Mary, Daughter of Uriah Coller, baptiz'd, 

Josiah and Aaron, Sons of Josiah Broad, 

(Monday) Hannah, Daughter of Robert Field, 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Ebenezer Huntting, 

Prudence, Daughter of Samuel Chub, 

Sarah, Daughter of Theophilus Richardfon, 

I preach'd at the South-part of Cambridge, and then & 

there baptized Susanna daughter of William Brown. 
Mofes, Son of Robert Fuller, 
M^. Tyler preach'd here, & baptiz'd Thomas, Son of 

Thomas Kinch, & Hannah, Daughter of Jofiah 

Nathanael, Son of Nathanael Man, baptiz'd by my Son. 
Sybill, Daughter of Eliakim Cook, and Mofes, Son of 

Seth Wilfon baptiz'd. 
Hannah, Daughter of William Mills jun : baptiz'd, 
Mercy, Daughter of Deacon Jofhua Ellis, & Timothy 

Son of John Mills, baptiz'd. 
Patience, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, and Mary, 

Daughter of Ezekiel Richardfon jun :, baptiz'd. 
Hannah, Daughter of Samuel M^,intyer, baptized, by my 

Son Jonathan Townfend Pastor of the Chh. in Med- 

field. 18. baptisms. 
John, Son of John Fuller, 
Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Gay ; & Jofiah, Son of 

Jofiah Eaton, 
Timothy, Son of Jeremiah Fisher, 
Sybill, daughter of Samuel Parker, baptiz'd : 
Jofiah, Son of Jofeph Daniel ; John, Son of Abraham 

Ireland ; & Ann, Daughter of Jofhua Kendal, bap- 
tized. Also, Jemima Coller (Daughter of John 

Coller) ^ ^ =^ , & was baptized. 27. 
Solomon, Son of Amos Fuller, and Ebenezer, Son of 

Ebenezer Fisher, 
I preach'd at Lyn, & then and there baptized Lois, 

daughter of John Larrabe ; Mary, daughter of Samuel 

Larrabe ; and Rebecca, daughter of Nathanael Hutch- 

Mary, Daughter of John Alden, baptiz'd. 
John, Son of David Wight, baptiz'd. 
Samuel, Son of Samuel Richardfon, baptiz'd. 
Ephraim, Son of Jofiah Woodward, baptiz'd by my Son, 

Paftor of Medfield-Chh. 
Martha, Daughter of Peter Edes jun :, baptiz'd. 34. 
Samuel, Son of John Griggs, 
Andrew, Son of Andrew Gardner, baptiz'd. 
Frederick, Son of Samuel Richards, 
Lydia, Daughter of Jonathan Parker, baptiz'd. 
Jofiah, Son of Josiah Dewing, baptiz'd. 
Ezra, Son of David Mills, baptiz'd : by y®. Rev : M'^. 

John Cotton of Newton. 
Joshua, Son of Joshua Parker, baptiz'd. 

150 Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham, [April, 

Sept: 17. 1749. Nathanael, Son of Brother Timothy Newel, baptiz'd. 

Abiel Smith =^ * * ; and his Daughter Rebecca was 

Oct: 8. 1749. Enoch, Son of Eleazar Kingsbery jun : 

Nov: 12. 1749. Jeremiah, Son of Nathan Edes, baptiz'd (by my Son.) 

Nov : 19. 1749. Samuel, and Ebenezer, Sons (twins) of Samuel Richard- 


Nov: 26. 1749. Thomas, Son of Thomas Ockinton, 

Dec: 10. 1749. Jonathan, Son of Deacon Newel, baptized. 14. 

[gone] 1749. Jonathan, Son of Ebenezer Huntting, 

Jan: 21. 1750. Mary, Daughter of Ezekiel Richardfon jun:, 

Feb: 4: 1750. . James, Son of William Mills jun: baptiz'd. 

Feb: 18. 1750. . . Eliphalet, Son of Eliphalet Kingfbery, baptiz'd. 

March,18. 1749, 50. Mary, (Daughter of Nathanael Man, and of my Daugh- 
ter Mary Man baptized, by my Son Jonathan Town- 
fend Pastor of the Chh in Medfield. 

March, 25. 1750. Nathanael, Son of Daniel Chickering, 

April, 1. 1750. Ebenezer, Son of Robert Field, 

April. 8. 1750. Aaron, Son of Thomas Payn, 

April. 22. 1750. Mary, Daughter of Samuel Chub, 

April. 29. 1750. Sufanna, Daughter of Jofeph Coller, 

May. 6. 1750. . Mofes, Son of Robert Fuller jun., 

Aug: 19. 1750. Jonathan, Son of Jofiah Eaton; & Mary, Daughter of 

Deacon Joshua Ellis, 

Sept: 2. 1750. Nathanael, Son of John Mills; and Sarah, Daughter of 

John Griggs, baptized. 14. 

Sept : 23. 1750. Efther, Daughter of David Wight, 

Oct: 28. 1750. . . Rebecca, Daughter of Nathanael Fisher, baptiz'd: By 

the Rev : M*". Dexter. 

Nov: 4. 1750, Mary, Daughter of Jonathan Gay, 

Nov: 11. 1750. Esther, Daughter of Peter Edes, baptized. 18. 

Nov: 25. 1750. Lydia, Daughter of Samuel M^intyer ; &, Elisabeth, 

daughter of Jofiah Woodward, 

Dec : 2. 1750. Mary, Daughter of .Jofiah Dewing, 

Dec: 12. 1750. ( Wednsday,) Lois, Daughter of Samuel Huntting, bap- 
tiz'd, privately. 

Dec: 30. 1750. Stephen, Son of Stephen Huntting, baptiz'd: (Domi 

mece.) [Home in 1903 of George K. Clarke.] 

Feb: 10. 1750, 1. Sarah, Daughter of Ebenezer Fisher, baptiz'd. (by my 


Mar: 17. 1750, 1. John, Son of Andrew Gardner, 

Mar: 22. 1750, 1. I baptized a young Negro Child of M''^ Sarah Dem- 

ing's, (Widow,) whofe name was Rofe : (privatim 
^ quia valde cegrota est.) 

April: 1. 1751. (Monday) Afa, Son of Jofiah & Dorothy Ware, bap- 
tized, (privatim quia non valuit.) 
[Beulah, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, baptized.] 
(cir : April: IJf.: 1751.) 

May: 5. 1751. Jonas, Son of Jonas Cook, baptiz'd, by my Son, Pastor 

of the Chh in Medfield. 

June. 2. 1751. Sarah, Daughter of Ebenezer Huntting, 

June, 9. 1751. Deborah, Daughter of Joseph Chickering, 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of Needham. 151 

June, 16. 1751. Anne, Daughter of Jofhua Kendal, baptiz'd, by the Rev : 

M^. Dexter. 
June, 23. 1751. Samuel, Son of Abiel Smith, 
Aug: 11. 1751. Jonathan, Son of Caleb Kingsbery, [my first Grand- 

fon], & Samuel, Son of Lemuel Pratt, 
Aug : 25. 1751. Timothy, Son of Timothy & Efther Smith, 
Sept: 22. 1751. Mercy Robinfon, Sybill Robinfon & Sarah Robinfon 

(the Daughters of David Robinfon) laid hold on the 

Coven* : of the Lord, & were baptized. 
Oct : 6. 1751. Sarah, Daughter of B^. Jonathan Day, 

Oct : 13. 1751. A. M. * =* ^ And, Joshua, Son of Joshua Jackfon, and 

Achfah, Daughter of .Joshua Parker, baptized. 
Nov : 17. 1751. James, Son of John Keith, 
Nov: 24. 1751. Jeremiah, Son of Jeremiah Eaton; & Elijah, Son of 

Eliphalet Kingfbery, 
Dec: 15.1751. Mercy, Daughter of Jefse Kingsbery; and, Esther, 

Daughter of William Mills jun : 
Dec : 22. 1751. Jemima, Daughter of David Mills 
Dec: 27. 1751. (Friday) P^benezer, Son of Hezekiah Gay, baptized: 

privatim quia cegrotat. 
Dec: 29. 1751. Elisabeth, Daughter of Hezekiah Gay, 
Jan: 4: 1752. (Saturday.) Jofeph, Son of Jefse Kingsbery, baptiz'd. 

privatim quia cegrotat. 
Jan : 19. 1752. Efther, Daughter of Timothy Newel, baptiz'd, by my 

Son, Pastor of the Chh in Medfield. 
Feb : 2. 1752. Samuel Dagget, & Abiel his Wife =^ * =^ ; &, Their Son 

Moses was baptized. 
Feb : 9. 1752. I preach'd at Natick ; & baptiz'd Sarah, Daughter of 

Samuel Ward. 
Feb: 16. 1752. Ezekiel, Son of Ezekiel Richardfon jun:, baptiz'd. 
March. 8. 1752. Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan Parker, 
March: 29. 1752. Aaron, Sonof Mofes Dewing, 
April. 12. 1752. Hannah, Daughter of Samuel Ware, 
April: 19. 1752. William Smith, and Jemima his Wif e * * * & Arclii- 

bald, & Jemima (their Children) were baptized. 
April. 26. 1752. Jacob, Son of Jacob Parker, baptiz'd (by the Rev^. M^ 

May. 3. 1752. Abigail, Daughter of Samuel Richardfon, 

May. 10. 1752. Timothy, Son of Jofiah Parker, 
May. 17. 1752. John, Son of Thomas Ockinton, 
May. 24 : 1752. Dorothy, Daughter of Jofiah Ware, 
June. 7. 1752. Oliver, Son of John Chick ering, baptiz'd, (by the Rev^. 

M^ Dexter.) 
June. 14: 1752. Rebecca, Daughter of Samuel Chub, baptiz'd. 
June, 28. 1752. Mehetabel, Daughter of William Smith, 
July. 5. 1752. Lydia, Daughter of Daniel Chickering, baptiz'd: 

(by y^ Rev : M^ Dexter.) 
July. 19. 1752. Jofeph, son of Eleazar Kingsbery, 
Aug: 9. 1752. Sarah, Daughter of Daniel Webb, baptiz'd, (by M^ 

Woodward of Weston.) 
Aug: 23. 1752. Sarah Bacon, Wife of Oliver Bacon of Dedham, * * * 

& her Daughter Lydia was baptized. And, William, 

Son of John Griggs, 

152 Baptisms in First Church of J^eedham, [April, 

Sept: 24: 1752. New Style. Afa, Son of Amos Fuller, 

Oct : 29. 1752. N. S. John, Son of John Edes, baptized, by the Rev*^. 

M^ Dexter. 
Nov : 12. 1752. N. S. Rebecca Clark (Wife of Ebenezer Clark) =* =^ * ; 

& her Daughter Rebecca was baptized. 
Dec: 17: 1752. N. S. Rebecca, Daughter of Josiah Woodard, 
Jan: 21. 1753. Timothy, Son of Samuel Huntting ; & Lemuel, Son of 

John Mills, 
Jan : 28 : 1753. Leonard, Son of Lemuel Pratt, 
Feb: 18. 1753. Peter Richardfon, & Sarah his Wife * ^ ^. &, Their 

Daughter Rebecca was baptized. 
Feb: 25. 1753. I preach'd at Natick ; And then & there I baptized 

Hannah, Daughter of Matthew Haftings ; and Lydia, 
Daughter of Nathan ael Dyer. 
March: 4: 1753. Marah, Daughter of Jofiah Eaton; and Mary, Daugh- 
ter of Hezekiah Gay, 
Mar: 11. 1753. Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer Fisher, 
April : 1. 1753. Mary, Daughter of Nathanael Fisher, baptiz'd, by my 

Son Jonathan. 
April. 8. 1753. David, Son of Jonathan Day ; Lydia, Daughter of Ne- 

hemiah Mills ; Ruth, Daughter of Jofiah Dewing ; 
and, Ruth, Daughter of Peter Richardfon, 
April: 22: 1753. Samuel, Son of Samuel M^intyer ; William, Son, and 

Mary, Daughter of Stephen Huntting, 
May. 6. 1753. Efther, Daughter of Timothy Smith ; &, Lydia, Daugh- 

ter of Ebenezer Huntting, 
May. 20. 1753. I preach'd at Roxbury, & then & there baptized a 

Child of one M^'. Gore, which was called Jofeph. 
June. 3. 1753. Ebenezer, Son of Jonathan Gay ; &, Alexander, Son of 

Alexander Pherey, 
June. 24 : 1753. Mofes, Son of Jeremiah Eaton, 
July. 15. 1753. Esther Ware (Wife of Ebenezer Ware jun"^:) =** =»^ ; & 

her Son Ebenezer was baptized. 
July. 29. 1753. Elifabeth, Daughter of Samuel Dagget, Baptized. 
Sept : 30. 1753. Daniel, Son of Daniel Huntting, 

Oct : 7. 1753. Abraham Chamberlain, & Kezia his Wife, ^ =* * : & their 

Son Abraham was baptized : & Joseph, Son of Jofiah 
Oct: 28. 1753. Mofes, Son of Abraham Chamberlain, 
Nov : 4 : 1753. Samuel, Son of Nathan Edes, baptiz'd ; by the Rev : 

M^ Tyler. 
Nov: 11. 1753. *=^^: And Timothy-Tolman, Son of Henry Dewing 

jun^ :, 
Dec: 2. 1753. Hannah, Daughter of Joshua Parker, 

Dec: 9. 1753. Jabez, Son of Jofeph Chickering, 

Dec : 23. 1753. Lucy, Daughter of Andrew Gardner, 
Jan: 6. 1754. I preach'd at Brookline, & then & there baptized Mar- 

tha, Daughter of Peter Parker ; & Katy, Daughter 
of Joseph Brown. 
Jan : 27. 1754. Lydia and Sarah, Daughters of John Edes ; and Nathan, 

Son of Timothy Newell, 
Feb: 17. 1754. Joshua, Son of Joshua Kendal, baptiz'd by the Rev: 

M^ Badger. 

1903.] Baptisms in First Chui'ch of Needham, 153 

Feb: 24. 1754. Elifabeth, Daughter of Brother Ebenezer Newell, 
Feb: 26. 1754. {Tuesday.) I preach'd at y^. House of M"". Jonathan 

Gay; & then & there I baptiz'd Ephraim, Son of 

Hannah Kendall who was fick. 
March : 3. 1754. Anne, Daughter of Daniel Wight ; &, Abigail, Daughter 

of Eliphalet Kingsbery, ^ 

April. 7. 1754. Enoch, Son of Ezekiel Richardfon jun*" : &, Esther, 

Daughter of Caleb Kingsbery, baptiz'd. 
April, 14: 1754. Benjamin, Son of Samuel Ware; & Frederick, Son of 

Philip Voidener (a German Protestant) 
April, 28. 1754. John, Son of John Edes, 
May : 12. 1754. I preach'd at Brookline ; & then & there baptized Lydia, 

the daughter of Mofes Newell ; 
May: 19. 1754. Thomas, Son of Deacon Fisher, 
June, 9. 1754. Hannah, Daughter of Abiel Smith, 

June, 16. 1754. Ifaac, Son of Noah Wells (or Weld) 
June, 23. 1754. John, Son of John Keith, 
July. 28. 1754. Oliver, Son of Oliver Bacon of Springfield, 
Aug: 18. 1754. William, Son of Ebenezer Clark; &, Elifabeth, Daugh- 
ter of Jofiah Dewing, 
Aug: 25. 1754. Ebenezer, Son of Jonathan Parker, 
Sept : 8, 1754. Ichabod, Son of Thomas Broad, 

Sept: 22. 1754. Ebenezer, Son of Nathanael Man, 
Oct: 6: 1754. Rhoda, Daughter of Mofes Dewing, 

Nov: 3. 1754. Rebecca, Daughter of Thomas Payn, 

Nov: 10. 1754. Gideon, Son of John Griggs; &, Rebecca, Daughter of 

Jonathan Day, 
Nov : 17. 1754. Molly. Daughter of Samuel Chub, 
Nov: 24: 1754. Hannah, Daughter of Joseph Mackintyer, baptiz'd (by 

the Rev : M^ Badger.) 
Dec: 1. 1754. Rebecca, Daughter of Jofiah Woodward, baptiz'd. 30. 

Jan: 5. 1755. . . I preach'd at Springfield — Parish in Dedham, & then 

& there I baptized Josiah Son of Jofiah Reed : 

Nathanael, Son of Nathanael Fisher ; &, Olive, 

Daughter of Samuel Metcalfe. 
Jan: 18. 1755. . I baptiz'd John Gill : privately, because he was fick, & 

tho't to be near his end : NB. He first laid hold on 

the Covenant oi the Lord. 
Jan: 19. 1755. Justus, Son of James Battle, 
Feb : 2. 1755. I preach'd at Dedham ; & then & there I baptized Chloe, 

Daughter of Mofes Felt. 
Feb: 9. 1755. ... I preach'd at Springfield — Parish in Dedham; & then 

& there I baptized Joseph, Son of Daniel Chickering. 
Feb : 16. 1755. John, Son of John Payn ; &, Kezia, Daughter of Abra- 
ham Chamberlain, 
April: 13. 1755. Samuel, Son of Samuel Dagget, 
April, 20. 1755. William, Son of Jofiah Eaton, 
May: 11. 1755. Elifabeth, Daughter of Alexander Pherey, baptized. 


[To be continued.] 

154 Desce7idants of John Pechham, [April, 



By Stephen Farnum Peckham, A.M., of New York City. 
[Concluded from page 39.] 

24. JoHN^ Peckham [John,^ John^ Johii^), born July 27, 1696, lived on 

the Peckham acres in Little Compton, R. I. He was a Friend. He 
married Mary, born Jan. 16, 1697, daughter of Richard and Hannah 
Hart. He died Jan. 7, 1772. 
Children : 

i. Joseph.* 

ii. Ruth, m. Aug. 18, 1763, John Borden. 

iii. Reuben, d. May 15, 1741. 

iv. Lydia. 

V. Margaret. 

25. Joseph^ Peckham [John,^ John^ Johri^), born Feb. 18, 1701, lived 

on the Peckham acres in Little Compton, R. I. He was a Friend. 

He married first, Nov. 5, 1723, Elizabeth, born Dec. 23, 1702, 

daughter of Samuel and Mary (Potter) Wilbur ; and married second, 

Dec, 7, 1752, Anne, widow of Jacob Gould, and daughter of John 

and Barbara Slocum, He died Oct. 8, 1780. 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Nov. 28, 1724; m. John Irish. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 28, 1726; m. Samuel Coe. 

iii. Hannah, b. Oct. 13, 1728. 

iv. Martha, b. May 28, 1730; m. Joshua Brownell. 

V. John, b. Sept. 30, 1733: m. Mary Wood. 

vi. Samuel, b. Nov. 20, 1735 ; m. Avis Wood, and went to Little Nine 

Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; d. June 15, 1812. 
vii. Ruth, b. 1737; m. Thomas Brown; d. Oct., 1815. 
viii. Sarah, b. 1739. 

ix. Rhoda, b. 1741 ; m. James Mitchell. 
X. Reuben, b. 1743 ; m. ; d. July, 1770. n 

26. Reuben^ Peckham {John^ John^ John}), lived in East Greenwich, 

R. I. He married Sarah, daughter of Samuel and Susannah 
(Anthony) Hicks. He died in 1736. 
Child : 
i. Anthony.* 

27. Peleg^ Peckham {Joseph,^ John^ Johri^), born May 1, 1710, lived 

on the old Peckham homestead in Middletown, R. I. He was a 
farmer, and master of a vessel trading to the West Indies. He 
married, July, 1731, Elizabeth, born Aug. 20, 1710, died Sept. 29, 
1794, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Freeborn) Coggeshall. His 
mother was a granddaughter, his wife a great-granddaughter, and 
his son's wife a great-great-granddaughter of Gov. John Coggeshall. 
His Bible, desk, the inventory of his estate, some of his letters 
written from the West Indies, and a curious mortgage made by his 
widow after his death, are still preserved by his descendants. He 
was a Friend. He was admitted a freeman, May 2, 1732. He 
died Aug. 27, 1765. 
Children : 

i. A daughter,* b. Dec. 31, 1735; d. 1735. 

1903.] Descendants of John PecTcham. 155 

ii. Sarah, b. May 28, 1737; d. July 23, 1737. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 22, 1740; m. George Hall of Newport, R. I. ; d. 

April 6, 1792. 
iv. Peleg, b. Dec. 1, 1743; d. Nov. 11, 1752. 

V. Thomas, b. June 20, 1747; m. Hannah Weaver; d. Dec. 18, 1825. 
vi. Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1752 ; d. Nov. 4, 1752. 

28. Daniel^ Peckham {Joseph,^ Johi^ Joh'n}), born Nov. 14, 1711, was a 

farmer in Middletown, K. I. He was admitted a freeman, May 1, 
1733. For many years previous to his death, he was known as 
" deaf Daniel." He married Comfort, born Sept. 7, 1712, died Dec, 
1778, daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Freeborn) Coggeshall. She 
was the sister of his brother Peleg's wife. He died June 10, 1797. 
Children : 

i. Joseph,* b. Dec. 10, 1735; in. Oct. 14, 1759, Susannah Mumford. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 3, 1736. 

iii. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1738; d. Apr. 20, 1741. 

iv. Mary, b. Sept. 25, 1740. 

V. Sarah, b. Mar. 2, 1743; d. Jan. 6, 1751. 

vi. Mercy, b. June 29, 1746; d. Jan. 8, 1751. 

vii. John, b. Sept. 20, 1748. 

viii. Patience, b. June 26, 1754. 

29. Reuben^ Peckham [Timothy,^ John,^ Jokri^), born in 1709, lived in 

Dartmouth until after 1734. He then removed to North Stoning- 
ton, Conn, In 1780, he and his wife Patience deeded lands there. 
Dec. 23, 1671, the Second Baptist Church of Newport, R. I., was 
organized as a Seventh-day Baptist Church, with William Hiscox 
as pastor. May 14, 1737, Reuben Peckham united with this church. 
In 1740, he was living in Hartford, Conn., and was known as 
^' Elder Peckham," a Seventh-day Baptist preacher. In 1762, he 
was a witness to a quaker wedding at Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., 
N. Y., and appeared at various times and places at Seventh-day Bap- 
tist gatherings in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, until 
1770, and was always spoken of as -"Elder Reuben Peckiiam of 
Westerly, R. I." In Apr., 1770, he joined the Pascataway 
Seventh-day Baptist Church at Newmarket, Middlesex Co., N. J., 
and was requested to preach as often as convenient. He was several 
times disciplined for preaching Unitarian doctrines. He married 
in Dartmouth, Mass., Dec. 10, 1730, Patience, born April 27, 1710, 
daughter of John Hathaway. 

Children born in Dartmouth, no others known : 

i. Rachel,* b. Sept. 5, 1731; ra. Joshua Maine, 
ii. Patience, b. Feb. 13, 1732-3; m. Jonas Maine, 
iii. Timothy, b. Nov. 6, 1734; m. (1) Sept. 19, 1754, Mary Barber; m. 
(2) Ruth Barber. 

30. Benjamin* Peckham {Benjamin,^ John^ John^), born March 22, 

1715, lived in South Kingstown, R. 1. He had large landed estates 
which he farmed in a large way. He made a run-away match, 
June 2, 1737, with Mary, born July 16, 1722, died April, 1805, 
daughter of Lieut.-Gov. George and Sarah (Carder) Hazard. She was 
then not fifteen years old, and tradition has it they had fourteen chil- 
dren. Records of only seven remain. From them are descended most 
of the New York Peckhams, including the two Judges Rufus, and 
Wheeler Hazard Peckham, He was town clerk of South Kings- 
town, 1736-1743. He was moderator of the South Kingstown 

156 Descendants of John Pechham, [April, 

Convention of 1784. He was one of a committee appointed to 
settle an account against Thomas Ninegret, Sachem of the Narra- 
gansetts, in 1767. He was a member of the Legislature in 1768. 
Benjamin Peckham, Carder Hazard and William Potter were a 
Committee to address a letter to the Committee of Correspondence 
in Boston, Nov. 22, 1774, from South Kingstown, contributing 
sheep, and urging steadfastness in the good cause. He was an en- 
ergetic, public spirited man. He died March, 1792. 
Children : 

i. George Hazard,* b. Apr. 13, 1739; m. Sarah Taylor; d. Nov. 26, 

ii. JosEPHUS, b. Feb. 21, 1742; m. Mary Babcock; d. Mar. 27, 1814. 
iii. Sarah, m. John Robinson. 
Iv. John Paine. 
V. William, b. 1752; m. (1) Mercy Perry; m. (2) Dorcas Perry; d. 

May 19, 1820. 
vi. Mary, m. Joshua Perry; d. Sept., 1803. 
vii. Peleg, b. June 11, 1762; m. Desire Watson; d. 1828. 

31. JoHN^ Peckham [Benjamin,^ Jolin!^ John^) was born in 1719. Very- 

little is known concerning him. He married in South Kingstown, 
and in 1774 had removed to Charlestown. He died in Stonington, 
Conn. It is not known who was his wife, but tradition among some 
of his descendants makes her a Hazard. 
Children, born in South Kingstown, R. I. : 

i. Benjamin,* b. 1755; ra. Lucy Wilcox; d. Jan. 5, 1833. He was a 

soldier of the Revolution, pensioned in 1832. 

ii. Mary, b. 1756; ra. Hiliiard. 

iii. Thomas Hazard, b. 1764; m. Patience Maine. 

iv. Isaac, b. 1773; m. Mary ; d. Jan. 31, 1843. He went to New 

York State, and returned with his wife. They died in Stonington, 


32. IsAAC^ Peckham (Benjamin,^ John,"^ John}), born Dec. 23, 1728, 

lived and died in Newport, R. I. He married, Oct. 31, 1751, Ruth, 
born in 1727, died Feb. 20, 1761, daughter of William and Hannah 
Cory. He died Apr. 16, 1769. It is probable that this Isaac 
married second, Jerusha Rounds, and had Zilpha, who married 

Christiancy, and had Isaac Peckham Christiancy, U. S. 

Senator, of Michigan. 
Children : 

1. William,* b. June 9, 1755. 
ii. Henry, b. June 24, 1757. 
iii. Ruth, b. Jan., 1759; d. Nov. 30, 1774. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb., 1761 ; m. James, son of James and Elizabeth Hadwen, 
Apr. 27, 1786. 

33. TnviOTHY^ Peckham {^Benjaminf John^ John}), born July 19, 1737, 

lived in Charlestown, R. I. He was a farmer, and a Friend. He 
married. Mar. 11, 1759, Susanna, daughter of James and Mary 
(Taylor) Congdon, of Charlestown, R. I. Mary (Taylor) Congdon 
was daughter of Deborah^ (Peckham) Taylor, the daughter of John^ 
Peckham. He had three children born in Charlestown, and it is 
believed he moved to South Kingstown, where the last two were 

Children : 

i. Robert Congdon.* 
ii. Elizabeth. 

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iii. Anna. 

iv. Mary, b. 1765; d. Jan. 13, 1788. 

V. Timothy. 

34, John* Peckham {Isaac ^ John^ John^), born May 1, 1711, lived in 

Westerly, R. I. He married in Newport, R. I., Dec. 25, 1735, 
Deborah, born Sept. 15, 1711, died June 30, 1780, daughter of 
"William and Thankful Sweet. He was a private in Col. Crary's 
regiment, on the pay-roll of 1776. He died in 1787. 
Children : 

i. Isaac,* b. Feb. 21, 1738; m. Dorcas Sweet of West Greenwich, Oct. 

25, 1757; d. on expedition to Ticonderoga, July 8, 1768. 
ii. Dorcas, b. Dec. 26, 1740; m. Hezeldah Hall, Oct. 11, 1759. 
iii. Ruth, b. Mar. 19, 1743; m. William Clarke, Nov. 24, 1765. 
iv. Clement, b. Aug. 1, 1745; d. Nov. 12, 1768. 
Y. John, b. Nov. 8, 1747; d. June 16, 1764. 
vi. William Sweet, b. Apr. 22, 1750; m. (1) Jan. 6, 1773, Hannah, dau. 

of Joseph Clarke of Charlestown, R. I., who d. Nov. 25, 1795; m. 

(2) Dorcas Lewis. 

35. IsAAC^ Peckham (Isaac,^ John^ Johri^)^ born Oct. 20, 1713, lived in 

Newport and Westerly, R. I. He was admitted a freeman in 1757. 
He married first, in Newport, R. I., Mar. 12, 1737, Bethia, born 
July 11, 1715, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia Gilford, of Dart- 
mouth, Mass.; married second, in Westerly, R. I., Apr. 11, 1750, 
Mary York; and married third, in Charlestown, R. I., July 27, 
1786, Susannah Sunderland. He died in 1791. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Barbara,* b. Aug. 1, 1738; m. Larkin. 

ii. Benjamin, b. June 2, 1740; m. Mary, dau. of Isaac Hall; lived in 

Westerly. He was a private in Capt. Arnold's company, Col, 

Lippitt's regiment, on pay-roll of 1776. 
iii. Joan, b. Oct^ 26, 1741 ; m. David Clarke, June 8, 1772. 
iv. Joshua, b. Mar. 29, 1743. 

V. Ann, b. Sept. 4, 1744; m. William York, Nov. 15, 1774. 
vi. Isaac, b. May 4, 1747; m. (1) Elizabeth Maine of Stoniii.2:ton, Conn., 

June 18, 1773; m. (2) Anna, dau. of Joseph Clarke, Sept. 11, 1777. 

He was a private in Col. Topham's regiment, 1776. 
vii. Bethia, b. Sept. 13, 1748; m. William,* son of James* Peckham 

(50) ; d. Jan. 13, 1808. 

Children by second wife : 

viii. Joseph, b. Feb. 7, 1751; m. Anna, dau. of David Burdick, Jan. 27, 

ix. Stephen, b. Oct. 23, 1752; m. Esther, dau. of Charles Hall, Feb. 26, 

1775. He was a private in Capt. Jones's company. Col. Lippitt's 

regiment, 1776. 
X. Mary, b. Oct. 11, 1754; m. Theodoty Hall, Jr., Jan. 3, 1776. 
xi. Hannah, b. Jan. 14, 1758 ; m. Edmund Hewitt, Mar. 17, 1779. 
xii. James York, b. May 21, 1760; m. Anna (Clarke) Peckham, widow 

of his brother Isaac, in 1780. 
xiii. Patience York, b. Sept. 6, 1761; m. Perry Clarke, Dec. 1, 1782. 

36. Benjamin^ Peckham (Isaac,^ John,'^ John^), born Oct. 19, 1717, 
lived in Middletown and Newport, R. I. He married Virtue, 
daughter of Daniel and Mary (Sherman) Shepard, of Little Comp- 
ton, R. I. He died in 1783. 
Children : 

i. Martha,* b. Jan. 19, 1746. 

ii. EiCHARD, b. Aug. 22, 1747 ; m. Elizabeth Clarke, b. May 31, 1747. 

iii. KuTH, b. Oct. 14, 1749; m. Samuel Clarke, Dec. 9, 1773. 

iv. Mary, b. June 10, 1751. 

158 Descendants of John Pechham. [April, 

V. Benjamin, b. Feb. 12, 1753; m. (1) Elizabeth Card; m. (2) Ruth 
(Card) Babcock, a widow, b. 1757; d. Oct. 6, 1841. 

vi. Isaac, b. Mar. 29, 1755. 

vii. Daniel, b. Feb. 20, 1758; m. Prudence (Vars) Rider, a widow, dau. 
of John and Martha (Saunders) Vars ; d. April 20, 1852. 

viii. Clement. 

ix. Barbara, b. Feb. 7, 1761. 

X. Virtue, b. Feb. 7, 1761; m. Samuel Clarke, Jan. 14, 1802. 

xi: Rhoda, b. Feb. 7, 1761; d. Feb. 7, 1761. 

37. Clement^ Peckham (Isaac,^ John,'^ Johi^), born May 20, 1721, 

lived in Newport, R. I. He married first, Margaret, born in 1719, 
died Sept. 1, 1745, daughter of John Allen ; and married second, 

Elizabeth . He died Sept. 6, 1766. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Clement.* 

ii. Benedict, b. in 1748; m. (1) Aug. 21, 1769, Mary, dau. of Joshua 
Boone; m. (2) Sept. 6, 17 — , Elizabeth Eldred. He was master of 
the brig "Ranger," which was captured by the French, Oct. 1, 

iii. Joseph. 

Children by second wife : 

iv. John, b. in 1750; d. Mar. 25, 1753. 

V. Margaret, b. in 1752 ; d. Mar. 25, 1753. 

38. Stephen^ Peckham {haac^ John^^ John}), born March 6, 1723, 

lived in Middletown, R. I. He married Naomi, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Phoebe^ (Peckham) Weeden. Phoebe^ was dau. of Rev. 
William'^ (4). Stephen died in 1805. 
Child : 

i. Sarah,* b. Aug. 9, 1756; m. Dec. 2, 1775, Isaac, son of James and 
Anna* (Peckham) Barker. Anna was dau. of Isaac^ Peckham (12). 

39. Philip^ Peckham {Isaac,^ John,^ John^), born July 11, 1725, lived 

in Middletown, R. I. He married Jane Nye, of New Bedford, 

Mass., July 28, 1753. 
Children : 

1. Nye,* b. June 11, 1761. 
ii. Philip. 

40. Joseph'* Peckham (Isaac,^ Jolin^ JohnS), born May 2, 1738, lived 

in Middletown, R. I. He married, Nov. 20, 1760, Sarah Weeden. 
He was a zealous patriot of the Revolution. He died July 12, 

Children : 

i. Eunice.* 

ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 12, 1763; m. Dec. 9, 1785, Ruth Tripp. 

iii. Alanson, b. Sept. 20, 1765; m. Catharine Coggeshall, Dec. 20, 1787. 

iv. Charles. 

V. Sarah. 

41. Caleb^ Peckham [Philip,^ Thomas,'^ Joh'n}), born Jan. 10, 1711, 

lived in Newport, R. I., and was a mason by trade. He married, 
Dec. 16, 1732, Mary Spooner of New Bedford, Mass. He was 
administrator on his brother Robert's estate in Connecticut. He 
died Jan. 8, 1766. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth.* 

ii. Philip, b. in 1735; m. June 1, 1757, Mary Taggart; d. in Provi- 
dence, R. I., Jan. 12, 1759. 

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iii. Nathaniel, b. in 1736; m. Jan. 10, 1760, Lydia, dau. of Jonathan 

and Hannah (Lain) Peck, of Bristol, R. I. ; d. Nov. 23, 1766. 
iv. Caleb. 
V. Thomas. 
vi. Joshua. 

vii. John, b. Mar. 2, 1742; d. Aug. 16, 1742. 
viii. Mary. 

ix. Joshua, b. in 1744; d. Aug. 28, 1888. 
X. David, b. Mar. 26, 1748; d. Dec. 9, 1748. 
xi. Peter. 
xii. Benjamin, b. Jan. 26, 1757; d. Aug. 26, 1765. 

42. JoHN^ Peckham [Philip,^ Thomas,^ John}), born Feb. 11, 1714, 
lived in Newport and Bristol, R. I., and Petersham, Mass. He is 
said to have gone to Petersham to prevent his sons from following 
the sea. He married first, in Newport, Thankful Ellis, born in 
1712, died Aug. 28, 1741; and married second, in Bristol, R. I., 
April 22, 1742, Tabitha (Howland) Carey, born Jan. 13, 1716, died 
Feb. 4, 1793, widow of Nathaniel Carey and daughter of SamueP 
(Jabez,'^ John^ of the Mayflower) and Abigail (Carey) Howland. 
He died Aug. 14, 1792. 
Children by first wife : 

i. John,* b. Apr. 13, 1737; m. (1) Eunice Clarke, of Providence, R. I. ; 

m. (2) Sarah ; d. Apr. 14, 1820. 

ii. William, b. July 18, 1741; d. Sept. 14, 1741. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Eunice, m. Rice. 

iv. Robert, b. Jan. 16, 1743; m. Jan. 19, 1786, Mary, dau. of Nathaniel 

and Sarah Pales, of Bristol, R. I. ; d. in 1807. 
V. Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1744; d. Dec. 9, 1762. 
vi. Samuel, b. Mar. 19, 1746. 
vii. Tabitha, b. Jan. 21, 1748; d. Sept. 14, 1750. 
viii. William, b. Peb. 1, 1751; m. Elizabeth Kuapp, in 1799; d. Mar., 

ix. Sally, b. Jan. 15, 1753; m. Oct. 5, 1781, John Davis, of Providence, 

R. I. They had : Joseph,^ Sarah and Abhy. iSarah^ m. 

Jenks, and had: Sarah Peckham, ^ m. Cornelius Cartee; and John 

Davis, ^ m. Panny Smith. 
X. JosiAH, b. Feb. 10, 1756. 

43. Joshua^ Peckham {Philip,^ Thomas,^ John^), born July 20, 1718, 

lived in Middletown, R. I. He married, Sept. 29, 1739, Ruth,^ 
daughter of Isaac^ Peckham (12). He died Oct. 21, 1741. 
Child : 
1. Sarah,* b. Oct. 24, 1741 ; m. William Peckham (51). 

44. Dayid^ Peckham {Philip,^ Thomas,^ Jolm^), born July 28, 1722, 

lived in Newport, R. I. He married Dorothy, born Feb. 10, 

1722-3, died Sept. 10, 1810, daughter of James and Patience 

(Ruggles) Robinson. After David Peckham's death, she married 

second, Haskell. 

Child : 
i. David,* b. Aug. 28, 1744; ra. Elizabeth, b. in 1749, d. May 22, 1833, 
dau. of Zacheus and Susannah Handy; d. Dec. 31, 1825. 

45. Daniel^ Peckham (Daniel,^ Thomas,^ John'^), born Sept. 25, 1726, 

lived in Charlestown, R. I. He married Mary . He was a 

Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. He lived to more than 101 

160 Descendants of John Pechham. [April, 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Dec. 19, 1750. 

ii. Abigail, b. April 26, 1752. 

iii. Daniel, b. Oct. 25, 1754; m. Avis Rogers. 

iv. Maky, b. Sept. 19, 1756. 

46. Abel** Peckhai^ {Daniel^ Thomas^ Johii^), born Feb. 7, 1732, 

lived in Westerly, K. I. He married, Feb. 24, 1754, Rebecca 
Burdick. He died in 1825. 

Children : 

i. Susanna,* m. Johnson. 

ii. Rebecca, m. in Westerly, Dec. 22, 1785, Edward Yars. 

iii. Amey, m. in Westerly, Aug. 27, 1791, Thomas Hull. 

iv. Peleg, b. in 1759; m. Octt 25, 1787, Elizabeth Stetson; d. in 1845. 
He was a soldier of the Revolution. His sons were warned out to 
defend Stonington, Conn., in 1814, when he carried his own revo- 
lutionary mnsket and went with them. He was a private in the 
Washington Co., R. I., Line. His pension commenced Mar. 4, 
1831. His descendants live in Conesteo, N. Y. 

47. William^ Peckham ( William,^ William,'^ John'^), .b. Sept. 3, 1706, 

lived in Middletown, P. I. He married, June 22, 1736, Phoebe, 
born Nov. 14, 1717, died Nov. 10, 1757, daughter of James and 
Mary (Cook) Barker. He died Apr. 12, 1784. 
Children : 

i. William,* b. Feb. 3, 1737; d. June 10, 1813. 

ii. Elisha, b. in 1738 ; m. Mary . 

iii. Peleg, b. in 1739; m. Oct. 25, 1772, Elizabeth Smith. 

iv. Mary, b. in 1741. 

V. Phcebe, b. in 1743; m. Nov. 8, 1767, Elisha Barker. 

48. Henry^ Peckham (William,^ William,^ Jolm^), born Feb. 26, 1711, 

lived in Newport, R. I. He married, Sept. 27, 1742, Hart Tewell. 
born in 1711, d. Aug. 10, 1745. He died Feb. 24, 1778. 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. in 1743 ; d. Aug. 31, 1757. 

ii. Henry, b. Apr. 21, 1745; d. Oct. 2, 1745. 

49. Samuel^ Peckham (Samuel,^ William,'^ Johji^), born Oct. 7, 1719, 

lived in Middletown, R. I. He married Mary . 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 16, 1752. 

ii. Anne, b. May 10, 1754. 

iii. Samuel, b. Oct. 19, 1756; m. Dec. 20, 1781, Elizabeth Weaver. He 

was a private in Col. Crary's regiment, on the pay-roll of 1776. 

iv. Welthian, b. Apr. 3, 1762. 

V. Isaac, b. July 9, 1766. 

vi. Levi, b. Apr. 17, 1768; m. Sept. 24, 1780, Sarah Tripp. 

50. James* Peckham (Samuel,^ William,^ Jo/in^), born Nov. 13, 1721, 

in Newport, R. I. He married Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Weeden) Greene. He died in 1785. 
Children : 

i. William,* b. in 1751 ; m. (1) Bethia,* dau. of Isaac* Peckham (35) ; 

m. (2) Mary ; d. July 22, 1829. 

ii. Peter, b. in 1753 : m. Apr. 15, 1787, Elizabeth Ball ; d. Aug. 28, 1828. 

iii. James. 

iv. Elizabeth. 

V. Phoebe. 

vi. Sarah. 

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vii. Ellen. 3 wife's 

viii. LiLLis, m. July 27, 1788, Job Trafton. 

51. "William^ Peckham {Samuel,^ William,'* John^), horn in IV^.^ 

in Middletown, R. I. He married, Oct. 5, 1758, Sarah,^ born Ocu. 

24, 1751, daughter of Joshua^ Peckliam (43). 

Children : 

i. Joshua,^ b. June 18, 1759 ; m. Rebecca Hoswell. 

ii. Augustus, b. Jan. 6, 1761; m. June 10, 1792, Esther Pratt. 

iii. Felix, m. Nov. 19, 178G, Tryphema Stockman. 

iv. William. 

V. William. 

vi. Gideon, b. in 1782 ; m. Cynthia ; d. Apr. 24, 1854. 

52. James* Peckham (Stephen,^ Stepheji,^ John^), born Oct. 4, 1716, 

lived in Dartmouth, now New Bedford, Mass. He married, Nov. 
10, 1739, Deborah Hammond of Rochester, Mass. He died Apr. 
4, 1783. 
Children : 

i. Isaiah.* 

ii. Susannah, b. in 1743; m. Lewis Taber, in 1761. 

iii. Caleb, b. in 1746; d. March 20, 1810. 

iv. Mahy, m. Benjamin Myrick; cl. Sept. 13, 1770. 

V. Lydia, b. in 1749; m. (1) Jan. 8, 1767, Jonathan Delano, Jr.; m. 

(2) July 6, 1772, Isaac Annable. 
vi. Debouah, b. Nov. 13, 1751 ; ra. Jan. 16, 1774, Benjamin Myrick. 
vii. Content, b. in 1754; m. Oct. 5, 1779, Abel Hathaway, 
viii. Hannah, b. in 1758; m. Nov. 25, 1778, George East. 

53. Stephen^ Peckham {Stephen,^ Stephen,^ Johi}), born Sept. 4, 1718, 

lived in Westport, Mass. He married first, in 1743, Sarah, born 
July 5, 1724, died Dec. 12, 1768, daughter of Peter and Amej 
(Gardiner) Boss; and married second, Nov. 16, 1771, Elizabeth, 
born Dec. 22, 1740, died Apr. 12, 1791, daughter of William l\Tiite. 
He inherited and bought from his father's portions of the old home- 
stead, so that he possessed one half of his father's farm, his half 
brother Richard inheriting the other half. Of his children, Peleg 
and Stephen went to Scituate, R. I., Seth to Gloucester, R. I., and 
Joseph to Oblong, Dutchess Co., N. Y. He was selectman in 1781-5, 
and on a committee to answer a petition for dividing the town, in 
1787. He died in 1797. 
Children by first wife : 

i. ' Peleg,* b. Sept. 27, 1744; m. Aug. 20, 1767, Elizabeth Brownell, b. 

Oct. 25, 1751, d. Oct. 30, 1841; d. Aug. 12, 1771. 

ii. Mercy, b. Feb. 23, 1745; m. Sissou. 

iii. Stephen, b. Apr. 6, 1748; m. (1) July 20, 1772, Mary Wilcox, b. 

Jan. 6, 1754, d. Sept. 15, 1799; m. (2J Zerviah, b. Feb. 15, 1767, d. 

Nov. 7, 1845, widow of John Miller, and daughter of Ezra Potter; 

d. Jan. 9, 1822. 
iv. Seth, b. Oct. 31, 1750; m. Mercy, dau. of John and Mary (Hopkins) 

Smith; d. in 1826. 
V. Jonathan, b. Feb. 8, 1753; m. June 30, 1783, Hannah, b. Aug. 11, 

1757, d. May 24, 1824, widow of David Soule, and daughter of Peleg 

White; d. Dec. 13, 1834. 
vi. Jaivies, b. May 11, 1756; m. Dec. 25, 1791, Phoebe Smith, 
vii. Sarah, b. June 9, 1758; m. June 29, 1779, Obed White, 
viii. Lydia, b. Jan. 9, 1761; m. Jan. 30, 1783, Roger White. 
ix. Amey, b. Feb. 18, 1763; m. Peleg White. 
X. Joseph, b. Jan. 27, 1766. 

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Descendants of John Pechham, [April, 

Iathan^ Peckham i^John? Stephen,'^ John}), born May 4, 1727, 
?: ^ed in New Bedford, Mass. He married, Jan. 3, 1750, Joanna 
y^\ v^annon, born in 1717, died July 7, 1808. He was admitted a free- 
man from Little Compton, May, 1757, 
Children : 

i» Thomas.* 

ii. William. 

iii. John, ra. Oct. 22, 1786, Hannah Jenne ; d. Apr., 1832, without issue, 
leaving his property to his sisters (excepting Rebecca), and Thank- 
ful Y. Pope. 

iv. Sarah, m. Josephus Wing. 

V. Mary, m. Jesse Babcock. 

vi. Joanna, b. Oct. 12, 1758; m. int. Apr. 4, 1778, to William West. 

vii. Elizabeth, m. Elisha Jenney. 

viii. Rebecca, m. Pope. 

ix. Abigail, m. Nathan Bennett. 

X. Margaret. 

55. William^ Peckham {John^ Stephen^^ John^), born April 3, 1742, 
lived in Dartmouth, Mass. He married, Jan. 26, 1769, Mercy 
Children : 

i. William.* 

ii. Lois, m. Nov. 13, 1791, Charles Church, Jr. 

b%. Prince^ Peckham (Jolm,^ Stephen,^ Jolm^), born Jan. 30, 1746, 
lived in Dartmouth, Mass. He married first, Feb. 15, 1765, Mary 
Jenne ; and married second, int. Oct. 9, 1780, Sarah Austin of Chil- 
mark. He was Lieut, in Thomas Cranston's company of Coast 
Guard, July, 1775, serving 5 months and 19 days. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas.* 

ii. John, cl. Mar., 1832, 

iii. Jonathan, b. in 1772; m. June 26, 1796, Cynthia, b. Mar. 14, 1775, 
d. Dec. 14, 1851, dau. of Wing and Elizabeth (Huttlestone) How- 
land; d. Apr. 7, 1844. 

iv. Prince, b. July 18, 1780; m. (1) Mercy Peckham; m. (2) Oct. 5, 
1802, Deborah Allen. 

Child by second wife : 

V. Eebecca, m. July 3, 1797, Warren Maxfleld. 

57. GiLES^ Peckham {Job,^ Clement,^ John^) lived in Providence, R. L, 

and Rehoboth, Mass. He married. May 20, 1753, Mary, born 
Mar. 12, 1734, died Jan., 1795, • daughter of Hon. Aaron and 
Patience (Cole) Kingsley. 
Children : 

i. Jonathan,* b. in 1754 ; m. Susannah, dau. of Henry West. He lived 
in Bristol and Providence, R. I., and, after the Revolution, he went 
to Schenectady, N. Y., where he died about 1800. He was a mem- 
ber of Capt. Peck's co., Col. Lippitt's reg't., on the pay-roll of 

ii. Aaron, b. Mar. 3, 1756; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Capt. Peleg and 
Rhoda (Mason) Peck, of Rehoboth, Mass. 

iii. Silas. 

iv. Patience, m. Mar. 21, 1784, Seth Fisher. 

V. Mary, d. unmarried. 

58. George^ Peckham (Joh,^ Clement," Jolm^) lived in Tiverton, R. L, 

and about 1794, with a colony of Tiverton and Little Compton 
families, went to the south-west townships of Madison Co,, N. Y. 

1903.] Lawful Money. 163 

He has numerous descendants in central New York. His wife's 
name is not known. 
Children : 

i. Charles,* b. in 1767; m. Prudence Simmons; d. Mar. 14, 1850. 

ii. George, m. (1) ; m. (2) Mary Brownell. 

iii. Job, m. Feb. 21, 1782, Kebecca Babcock of Dartmouth, Mass.; d. 

Mar., 1822. 
iv. John. 

LAWFUL MONEY, 1778 and 1779. 

By Andrew McFarland Dayis, A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

There are in the probate files at Worcester, in the Massachusetts 
Archives, and in the Public Record Office at London, numerous papers re- 
lating to the confiscation of the estate of John Chandler of Worcester, a 
loyalist. The records of the Superior Court of Common Pleas for Worces- 
ter and for Hampshire Counties furnish copies of the judgments which were 
entered in the confiscation suits. Altogether there are upwards of a hun- 
dred of these papers or documents. Several of those in the Public Record 
Office are copies of the papers in America. Some are of little value, but 
there must be between seventy and eighty which would be pronounced 
worthy of consideration by any person who was either making a study of 
this case or seeking for an illustration of the confiscation laws in actual 

It is my purpose in this paper to point out certain peculiarities connected 
with the appraisal of the estate, the explanation of which has defied all of 
my efforts, but which may be within the range of knowledge of some of the 
readers of the Register who have dipped more deeply into such subjects. 
Among the documents in the probate files are two appraisals of the real estate 
made at different times. Under the instructions given to the appraisers 
these returns were made in " hiv/ful money." The second of these apprais- 
als is more than double the first, a condition of affairs which compels inves- 
tigation as to its meaning. As if to help us, a third valuation of the real 
estate, at a still earlier date, is to be found in the London papers. This was 
made in sterling by Chandler himself and was corroborated by the affidavits 
of several persons familiar with the value of the different parcels of land 
mentioned in the schedule. By the term "lawful money," the currency in 
use in New England was meant, the par value of which was six shillings 
to the Spanish dollar or piece of eight, of seventeen pennyweight. In or- 
der to compare Chandler's valuations with those of the local appraisers, one 
must add to them thirty-three and one third per cent., the Spanish dollar 
being rated at 4s. 6d. in sterling about that time. We can easily identify 
the farms, woodlots and pastures in the several inventories, and if we placs 
them side by side, and convert Chandler's values into " lawful money," we 
shall have three appraisals of the real estate, all nominally in money of the 
same standard, one by Chandler, giving the values in 1774, one by local 
appraisers in 1778, and the third also by local appraisers in 1779.^ The 

*Dr. Chandler, in his ** Chandler Family," in treating of Colonel Chandler, intro- 
duced as an item in the 1779 inventory, the total of the real estate. This error has been 
adopted by other wriiers, and the conception of Chandler's wealth has been thereby 
greatly magnified. 


Lawful Money. 


differences of the appraisals will be better appreciated if presented in tab- 
ular form, and in order that we may condense the table it will be well to 
dispense with shillings and pence and take the nearest pound. 




1774 1778 


from Chandler. 


> Estimate. 

Appraisers' Valuations. 











Mansion House 






Mill Farm 






Mill Stone Hill wood 






Cedar Swamp 






Tertuuck Pasture 






Worcester Pasture 





256 \. 


Uptown Earm 

1,280 \ 





Downtow^n Farm 






Chestnut Hill Farm 






1 Charlton Farm 















Hampshire Co. 













The appraisers' valuations are taken from the documents on file in the 
probate court. The information derived from the schedule accompanying 
Chandler's petition to the commissioners appointed to investigate the claims 
of American loyalists is taken from the papers in London. 

We have here a scale of valuation ascending as time progresses. The 
basis of the valuation fixed by Chandler and his friends, and also that of 
the 1774 appraisal of the Hampshire County appraisers, is undoubtedly sil- 
ver coin ; in the former case sterling, in the latter New England money. If 
silver coin is also the basis of the later valuations, we have here evidence 
of a condition of prosperity in Massachusetts utterly at variance with our pre- 
conceived notions of the distress caused by the grievous burden of war taxes, 
and totally inconsistent with the language used by the selectmen of Wor- 
cester in their petition to the General Court for a reduction of the town's 
taxes in November, 1779.* As a matter of fact, it cannot be supposed for 
a moment that there was any general appreciation of the actual value of 
property in Massachusetts at that time. It follows, therefore, that the ap- 
praisers, in estimating the values which they stated in lawful money, must 
have made use of a standard which was subject to fluctuations. f Was 
there any other definition of lawful money to be derived from the statutes 
which would have justified the use by the appraisers of the phrase in these 
inventories, and which would have applied to a circulating medium, the de- 
preciation of which would correspond with the advance of the appraisals ? 
It would seem as if the answer to the several points covered by this ques- 

*- Acts and Ptes. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, pp. 1250, 1251. 

t LaAvful money, according to its strict definition, ought not to have iluctuated. Yet 
we find Gov. Trumbull of Connecticut saying in November, 1779, *' Their prices of 2s. 
or 2 1-6 as heretofore fixed, I understand to be in L. money, agreeable to its value in 
1774."— Mass. liist. Coll., 7th s. vol. ii. p. 451. 

1903.] Lawful Money, 165 

tion ought to be revealed by an examination of the currency emissions of 
Massachusetts, a study of the scale of depreciation of the currency then in 
circulation, and a determination of the ratio of the advance made by the 
appraisers. If these should fail to solve the riddle, still they may be pro- 
fitable through their negative results. 

The first paper money put forth by Massachusetts at that time waS in 
August, 1775. Bills of credit to the amount of so much lawful mouey 
were ordered to be prepared, and on the face of the bills it was simply 
stated that the possessor should be paid so much lawful money by a given 
date. It was provided that the bills should be received at the treasury, and 
in all payments at their stated denominational value, and a penalty was 
prescribed for receiving or paying them at a discount. They were, there- 
fore, practically declared to be not only lawful money but legal tenders. 
Shortly thereafter bills of the United States were put upon a par with them 
by giving the former also the legal tender function, an attribute which they 
retained until the passage, in 1780, of the act in which the official scale of 
depreciation was adopted. 

Meantime the Colony, and afterwards the State, had from time to time 
emitted bills of credit bearing upon their face the term " lawful money," 
and had also concurrently borrowed large sums of money on treasurer's in- 
terest-bearing notes. Beginning with December, 177G, the practice of 
emitting treasurer's notes exclusively to lenders of bills of credit was 
abandoned, and the policy was inaugnrated of issuing interest-bearing 
notes to meet the current obligations of the State. After that month, no 
more "lawful money" bills of credit were emitted. Continental money 
and interest-bearing treasurer's notes usurped their place, and the policy of 
withdrawing the bills of credit altogether came under discussion. In Sep- 
tember, 1777, the treasurer was ordered not to pay out bills of credit ex- 
cept those under six shillings in denomination."* 

This was intended as a serious blow to the circulation of the bills, since 
the greater part of those which had been emitted were of the denomination 
of six shillings or upwards. In October, 1777, all bills for six shillings 
and upwards were called in for exchange for treasurer's interest-bearing 
notes. Various dates were from time to time assigned, beyond which the 
lawful money bills of credit were not to be permitted to circulate, the last 
apparently being August, 1779. f Before this date was reached, in June, 
1779, nearly all of them were burned in the presence of a Committee of the 
General Court. $ 

The exchange of these bills for treasury notes was apparently ordered to 
be made at par, showing that the lawful money bills and the interest-bear- 
ing notes had up to that time shared the same depreciation. Inasmuch as 
the Continental bills were specifically recognized by legislation as being upon 
an equality with the State bills of credit in the legal tender function, as 
late as May, 1777, soon after which they became the recognized measures 
of value, it is probable that the scale of depreciation applies to all three of 
these classes of currency, up to the time when the actual withdrawal of the 
lawful money bills prevented their further consideration in connection with 
questions of discount. 

The treasurer's notes find no special mention in the legislation bearing 
upon the question of depreciation, but there is every indication that they 

*Acts and Res. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, p. 815. 
t Acts and Res. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, p. 822. 
+ Ibid. 

166 Lawful Money, [April, 

continued to parallel the course of the Continental bills in their downward 
career, although at first it was evidently thought that they would not add to 
the circulating medium. They were of large denominations, they were for 
short terms, and they bore interest. It was thought that capitalists would 
select them for their cash balances, but it was not realized that this would 
release for circulation other notes or bills of the same value. 

After the General Court, in October, 1777, passed the Act retiring the 
lawful money bills, they received remonstrances from many parts of the 
state. In reply to these the representatives, in December of the same year, 
issued an address to the people, in which they argued that this step was of 
great advantage because it left but one species of currency, the Continental. 
They said that there was a necessity for calling in their own currency, — 
referring thereby to the lawful money bills — in the speediest manner. The 
good effects of calling in the bills, they added, " are already obvious in 
many respects, and nothing seems wanting but perseverance to reap the real 
benefit of it."* 

We have seen that some of these lawful money bills continued in circu- 
lation until the summer of 1779, but it is a fair inference from what the re- 
presentatives said in December, 1777, that they were then retired in such 
numbers as to afford actual relief to the situation. It is improl^able that the 
limited number which continued to circulate could have been distinguished 
in any way from the currency upon which the community depended for a 
medium of trade. 

We have an official schedule of depreciation adopted by the General 
Court in 1780,t which by its terms applies only to United States bills of 
credit. Continental bills were then the measure of value adopted in the 
tax acts for use by the assessors, and collectors were ordered to receive them 
in payment for taxes, t In this scale, the time at which the depreciation 
was first legally recognized was fixed at January, 1777. One hundred dol- 
lars in coin were said in the scale to have been worth at that time one hun- 
dred and five in bills. By January, 1778, the hundred and five had become 
three hundred and twenty-five. In 1779, seven hundred and forty-two 
dollars in bills-.were required to purchase one hundred in coin, while at the 
corresponding date in 1780, so rapid has been the advance of the price of 
gold, two thousand nine hundred and thirty-four dollars in bills were then 
required to effect the same purchase. 

Let us now turn to our tabular statement of the values set upon the es- 
tate in the various returns at our command. It will be seen at a glance 
that every item in the schedule submitted by Chandler shares in the ad- 
vance with the exception of the Cedar Swamp lot. The value of this was 
probably vested in standing timber. It is not unlikely that the lower valu- 
ation given by the appraisers in the later appraisals was due to the fact 
that the timber had been in the meantime felled. The schedule of 1778 
does not contain the Millstone Hill wood lot, and Chandler's schedule does 
not contain- the Leominster land, but, setting aside these omissions, the total 
valuation of the 1778 appraisal is about two and one half times Chandler's 
valuation, while the 1 778 appraisal is about five and one half times as great 
as Chandler's. The Mansion house was in 1778 set down as worth exactly 
two and one half times what it was in 1774, and in 1779 had doubled the 
1778 valuation. The Mill farm had doubled its value in 1778, and was 

* Acts and Res. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, pp. 818, 820. 
t Acts and Res. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, p. 1413 et seq. 
X Acts and Res. Prov. Mass. Bay, Vol. 5, 1035. 

1903.] Lawful Money. 167 

"worth six times the original valuation in 1779. The Up town farm had 
increased in value nearly two fold in 1778, and in 1779 was rated over five 
times as high as in 1774. 

These examples are selected because they represent the most saleable of 
the property. It will be seen that they do not correspond with each other 
sufficiently to deduce from them any specific rates of advance, but taken 
together they indicate a nominal rise in value of about three fold in 1778, 
and of from six to seven fold in 1779. These appraisals were made in the 
fall of 1778, and in December, 1779, and if we could head the column, in 
the table January, 1778, and January, 1779, we might consider the problem 
solved, for at these dates three hundred and twenty-five and seven hundred 
and forty-two dollars in bills, respectively, were equivalent to one hundred 
dollars in coin. In December, 1779, when we find the ratio of the apprais- 
als about seven for one, the scale of depreciation shows nearly twenty-six 
for one. 

It is evident that the appraisers did not use silver at par as the basis of 
their valuation. It is equally clear, if the appraisals are correctly d^ed and 
if Chandler's estimate of values can be accepted as even approximately 
correct, that they did not make use of the bills named in or covered by the 
scale of depreciation. It is certain that during the period that the " lawful 
money " bills of credit were in circulation, these bills even if discredited 
would have come within the statutory definition of lawful money. The 
withdrawal of nearly all of them from circulation must have made it im- 
practicable to determine their discount at any given time, and thus takes 
away from our consideration the only form of paper money which might 
have given us the key with which to solve this puzzle. 

Up to a certain point in the progress of the discount of the paper-money, 
we might have been compelled to consider whether the silver in circulation 
might not have paralleled the paper money in its decline. We know that 
in 1705, the piece of eight "of scarce fifteen penny-weight" passed for 
six shillings. It must have been true, however, that long before the first 
of the local appraisals was made, the discount of the paper money had be- 
come too great for even light weight and clipped coins to remain in circu- 

If we cannot reconcile these valuations with any theory as to the " cur- 
rency " or the "lawful money " founded upon the facts as we know them, we 
can only arrive at arbitrary conclusions, based not so much upon what our 
study has actually disclosed as upon inferences that appear to be unavoid-^ 
able. It seems to me that the returns of the appraisers were intended to 
be made in terms of the currency then in circulation. If such was the 
case, then the estate must have been greatly undervalued by the local 
appraisers. The author of the note entitled " The loyalists and their for- 
tunes," in Volume VII. of Winsor's Narrative and Critical History of Amer- 
ica, says in a note (page 212) , " They (the loyalists) complained of trickery, 
fraud, and gross injustice practised towards them here. The real value of 
their property was underestimated in the sworn invoices sent to them." 
The inventories referred to herein were not sworn invoices sent to Chandler. 
They were returns to the judge of probate, but some of the motives which 
would have led to an underestimate in a statement to be used in England 
might have influenced these appraisers in their returns. At all events, if 
the local appraisers made use of the currency which then constituted the 
circulating medium of the state, and if the alleged dates of the appraisals 
are correct — the real estate was greatly undervalued by them. 

168 The Toivn Guild, [April, 


By Isaac Bassett Choate, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

TheoUGHOUT New England the ultimate political unit of the Col- 
ony or of the State has always been the town. , Further south the 
town has often been represented by the borough, the hundred, the 
parish, or the precinct. Here in New England the individual 
member of the body corporate was, in Colonial times, a freeman; 
since the Revolution he has been a resident, a citizen, or technically 
an inhabitant. In the South, wherever the borough system has pre- 
vailed, such a person has been known from the beginning as a bur- 
gess. Citizens and burgesses have been voters upon pretty nearly 
the same terms in both sections, but the part which they have re- 
tained in public affairs has always been quite unequal. In the New 
England town meeting every question that can possibly be formu- 
lated is moderated by the presiding officer, debated from the floor 
and settled by popular vote. No public interest, however trifling 
it may be, is trusted in the hands of a governing board. The se- 
lectmen have services to perform, but they have no powers by virtue 
of their office. Their acts may be ratified by the voters of the town 
or they may not be ratified. Outside of New England it is the more 
common practice to elect a board of supervisors, or some such gov- 
erning body to manage the affairs of the town. 

Such differences as these show that the organization of towns was 
not settled and uniform in England at the beginning of the seven- 
teenth century. They remind us forcibly of a fact familiar enough 
from the reading of English history. Here in the different sections 
of our country are examples of corporate municipal bodies arrested 
at different stages of development. The New England town has 
come nearest of all reaching a complete and perfect democracy. 
This is no doubt due in good measure to the circumstance that the 
early Colonists of this section were determined from the outset to be 
as far as possible independent of the mother country. They had 
ideas of their own in regard to civil liberty, and they set about 
embodying these ideas in their civil institutions. 

The process by which the town has been evolved has been ana- 
lytic and destructive first of all. Its growth has been at the expense 
of earlier social and civil institutions. The corporate body which 
was brought from Enofland was but a union of different guilds. 
There was a narrower, but proportionally more intense, life being 
lived within the civil life. The church monopolized a large share 
of that vital energy, but the church was itself a guild. Less of the 
craft-guild and more of the guild-merchant was brought over here. 
To learn what these guilds were, both in themselves and in their 
relation to the town as a municipality, we shall have to study their 
history in England and Scotland. 

1903.] The Town Guild. 169 

There are few of the older towns of these two countries that have 
have not passed through a more elementary stage of guild develop- 
ment. Blackstone testifies directly to this point when he says, " Such 
of these guilds as were commercial gradually took the shape of our 
municipal corporations. " In reference to the origin of towns in 
Scotland, Mr. Colston says, "There is no doubt that burgh gov- 
ernment by the guild preceded that of town councils in Scotland.""'^ 
Brentano, who has been authority on this subject for the last twenty- 
five years, says that in Germany " the guild was the germ of the 
town-constitution " ; and furthermore that in Germany " the govern- 
ment of the town is everywhere found in the hands of the ^ highest 
guilds'."! -H^ ^^so remarks, as a particular example, that the con- 
stitution of London was based upon a guild. 

It is to be noticed in passing that Brentano locates the earliest 
town guild, which was formed on the continent, in the duchy of Sles- 
wig. This fact is of especial interest to us because it was from that 
same neighborhood that our Saxon forefathers came over to England. 
If they did not bring the idea of the town guild with them, they at 
least brought the capacity to develop it. But to assign the origin 
of the guild itself, either in its craft or in its trade form, to any 
people within historic times, would be an unwise thing to do. The 
later writers on this subject place the beginning of the system farther 
and farther back in the dim reaches of antiquity. If ever the history 
of society is to be traced back to its sources, then the origin of the 
guild will be found at that point where a community of interest leads 
individuals to combine in a spirit of mutual helpfulness. The fam- 
ily served as the prototype of the guild. 

The earlier guilds were self-constituted bodies. They were dif- 
ferentiated as the needs of the people led the separate crafts apart. 
They can be classified only in the loosest way. It has been found 
convenient to speak of them as religious, merchant, and craft guilds. 
But these overlap one another on every side. All varieties of guilds 
had religious observances, all were social in character and all had 
more or less connection with trade. They were no less closely inter- 
woven in their aims. Each guild has its patron saint, each supported 
its poor, each buried its dead, and each provided that prayers be 
said for the departed. 

A survey of some of the leading objects for which guilds were 
instituted will help us to form some idea of the purpose which they 
served in mediaeval life. They furnished relief in poverty, in sick- 
ness and in old age. This help was not limited to members, but 
alms were dispensed by these to all the poor. They advanced pecu- 
niary aid to those who were temporarily distressed, and attended 
those who were required to make defence at law. They cared for 
the deaf, the dumb and the leprous. They made compensation for 
the loss of sight, of limb, of cattle, and of house, whether this re- 

* The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, p. xxiv. 
t Preliminary Essay to " English Gilds," pp. xcv., 


170 The Town Guild, [April, 

suited from fire or decay. Losses sustained by floods, by robbery, 
by shipwreck and by imprisonment were made good to members. 
It must be borne in mind that the loss had not resulted from negli- 
gence. The guilds contributed to the making of pilgrimage, to the 
repairing of roads, bridges and churches. They helped to suitable 
employment those who were out of work. They made up a mar- 
riage portion for the daughters of the poor. They founded schools, 
and assisted worthy and needy scholars. They kept up the pageants 
of the church, and provided for the performance of mysteries and 
miracle plays, — an important means of religious instruction as well 
as of entertainment in times before the Reformation. Had there 
been in those days such a thing as the life-boat service, we may be 
sure that this, too, would have been in the hands of a guild. 

Now, it is to be observed that all these more or less public func- 
tions so readily undertaken and discharged by the different guilds 
were outside the specific purpose for which each separate guild had 
been formed. As we look over the list of duties thus assumed, we 
see how our boards of charity, of instruction and of public works 
were anticipated ; how our insurance companies, our savings insti- 
tutions, our relief societies, hospitals, banks and schools were fore- 
shadowed. Even the churches were propped and bolstered by the 
guilds. With all this zealous activity in promoting good works 
there was the less scope for public spirit to manifest and exercise it- 
self in civil life. 

Again, if we turn to the records of the Deacon-Convener Court, 
which was the body that had jurisdiction in all guild matters, and 
see what acts and ordinances were passed for the government of the 
guilds, we shall find that most public and civil duties were provided 
for. Considering the simple rules upon which society was organ- 
ized in those days, there could have been but rare occasions for the 
civil magistrate to concern himself about the conduct of the crafts- 
men, and these constituted the larger part of most communities. 
The Book of the Trades of Aberdeen contains the acts of the guilds 
from 1599 to 1677. These acts will show maiiy points of contact 
between the craft guilds and the modern town as a corporate body. 
We find, for instance^ that proper regulations were made for the 
observance of the Sabbath. This was a matter which each New Eng- 
land town attended to by special actiotf in early colonial times. An- 
other act of a similar character, and which had reference to the peace 
and the good name of the community, was one relating to profane 
swearing and giving the lie. These were penal acts, and the court 
had the power to enforce them. There were, also, sumptuary laws 
relating to the attire to be worn at meetings and at burials. ' Such 
enactments are of peculiar interest because they show that people 
were then of a more submissive temper then they are at present. 

This Convener Court also provided for watch and ward, a service 
which could not fail to be of general public benefit. It is, further- 

1903.] The Town Guild. 171 

more, a service in keeping with a provision made for assisting unfree- 
men ; that is, such persons as w^ere not members of any guild. The 
care for the poor seems to have been ample for all the needy ; at 
any rate, the guilds built and maintained hospitals, and they had 
charge of the accounts of these. The inference is a legitimate one 
that hospitals thus supported were intended for the benefit of the 
general public. 

Not only was there this interest and care for what in later times 
were parish matters, but the guilds also concerned themselves about 
the spiritual welfare of the people. In 1688 the Deacon-Conveners 
Court gave a call to serve them as pastor of Trinity Kirk, Aber- 
deen. The trades must have had this church entirely in their con- 
trol, for in 1704 their court provided that " all persons putting seats 
in Trinity Kirk first get permission to do so from the Convener and 
Deacons." There is a kindly thoughtfulness for the convenience of 
the public in a later order of the same court " that David Cruick- 
shank, officer of the Trades Hospital, ring the Trinity Bell each 
Sabbath day hereafter at the second and third bells in Saint Nicholas 
for the better warning the inhabitants," and in providing payment for 
this service. 

There is a curious instance of the confounding of church deacons 
with the deacons of the craft guilds to be met with in the writings 
of Thoreau. In writing his "Journal" on Nov. 9, 1858, Thoreau 
hit upon occasion to allude to an old Colonial custom of conferring 
the title of deacon upon the successful cultivator of a crop of beans. 
He says of one who was engaged in farming a rather thin intellec- 
tual soil, "He should plant a crop of beans. He might have raised 
enough of them to make a deacon of him, though never a preacher." 
The allusion seems to have proved somewhat of a stumbling block 
to Thoreau. He evidently connected this " deacon " with the offi- 
cial of the church. No doubt a majority of his readers would make 
the same mistake. The reference ought to have been made to the 
deacon of the craft-guild. The deacons of the guilds were the mem- 
bers who excelled in their particular calling. If I am not mistaken 
it used to be the rule in our Colonial times that a farmer should have 
made a crop of thirteen bushels of beans to be entitled to this dis- 
tinction. No equivalent for this qualification was admitted. As 
there was no craft of husbandry, it is likely that the custom of giv- 
ing the title began and ended in pure banter. 

Still another view shows us how intimately guilds and town and 
kirk were concerned together in secular and in spiritual affairs. At 
the time of the Reformation, the crafts of Aberdeen charged upon 
the magistrates, who would be the town officials in our day, the 
sharing among themselves "the whole plate, furniture, and plenish- 
ing of Saint Nicholas Kirk extant at the alteration of religion." 
The several items specified in the inventory show that the guilds 
claimed an interest " in the common lands, in the oak trees that were 

172 The Town Guild. [AprH, 

growing in the churchyard, in the artillery of the forts, in the pro- 
fits arising from the town's marking irons, that is from sealing 
weights and measures, in the poor's money," and in many other simi- 
lar properties and revenues. 

The several craft guilds included every variety of skilled labor. 
The different trades were sometimes strangely associated. It is well 
known that in early times the arts of surgery and of hair-cutting 
were practised by the same hand. In 1695, engravers were classed 
with the hammermen, i. e., with the blacksmiths. Masons and 
Wrights were originally of one guild. Every employment and call- 
ing which implied talent and skill was provided for in these fra- 
ternal organizations. In later times even amateur workmen were 
admitted to the crafts. In 1657 an advocate, the son of the lord- 
provost of Edinburgh, was entered a blacksmith. Edward III. was 
admitted to membership in the linen-armourers'* craft. Gentlemen 
were occasionally given the freedom of the craft in consideration of 
their good-will to the guild. This may have been the origin of the 
New England practice of giving the freedom of the town as a mark 
of favor or respect. 

Under the earlier usage the guilds seem to have been formed with- 
out any charter or authority from any source. The merchant guilds 
appear to have been among the earlier formed ones in England. As 
the craft guilds claimed the privilege of dealing in all goods and 
wares pertaining to the exercise of their particular handicrafts, the 
merchants naturally opposed them, and this opposition led to the 
craft-guilds seeking charters from the King and from Parliament. 
These charters became, in many instances, the organic acts of towns. 
Until 1833 the Convener of the Trades was also a member of the 
town council in Scotland by virtue of this office. 

It is not at all difficult to see how it came about that the incorpo- 
ration of the trades resulted in the formation of a town. It has al- 
ready been made to appear that these several trades and craft guilds 
undertook for their members all the public service and responsibility 
that any municipality would assume. Schools, roads, markets, 
churches and hospitals were provided and maintained. The guilds 
embraced in their membership all the workers in the craft or crafts 
of which they were composed. When these were joined in one cor- 
porate body the community had become essentially a town. 

In the charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the same 
may be said of the- charters of other New England colonies, there 
was provision made for the general government of the colony as a 
whole, but no directions were given in regard to the local govern- 
ment of shires and towns. All authority was left in the hands of 
the Governor, Deputy Governor and Assistants. The first " Court 
of Assistants" was held at Charlestown, August 23, 1630. This 
assembly is closely connected, in its constitution as well as in its 
name, with the " Court of Assistants " which had then for nearly 

* Now merchant tailors. 

1903.] The Town Guild, 173 

a hundred years governed the guild in England. In the process of 
development the membership of the guilds had become divided into 
master workmen and journeymen. t A still later subdivision and 
classification had separated the masters into the livery and the house- 
holders. The journeymen now became known as "freemen" or 
"yeomanry." Instead of the sovereign meeting of all the guild as- 
sociates, there now appeared a governing board known as the " Court 
of Assistants." This court was made up from the masters only. 
Freemen had no voice in its election. It was an aristocratic repre- 
sentative government. The first authorized appointment of such a 
court is found under Philip and Mary, 1653-8. Until the time of 
Charles I. these courts existed simply by sufferance. Under Charles 
they were provided for in the charters of the guilds in the same man- 
ner and terms, and provision was made for them in the charter given 
to the Bay Colony. Thus by its constitution the Colony came into 
being virtually as a guild. 

Had the same aristocratic spirit predominated here which ruled 
the destiny of the guilds in England, the issue would, have been 
something very different in the way of local government from the 
untrammeled freedom of the New England town-meeting. In Eng- 
land we have seen the journeymen, or freemen, crowded out from 
all participation in the management of guild affairs. That the 
same course was not followed in the conduct of public affairs here 
was due to the more liberal and the wiser policy of the first settlers. 
At the third General Court held at Boston, May 9, 1632, "It was 
generally agreed upon, by erection of hands, that the Governor, 
Deputy Governor and Assistants should be chosen by the whole 
court of Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistants, and freemen, ^^ 
By this vote, which was taken, if we may be allowed to judge from 
the informal manner in w^iich it was decided by a showing of hands, 
upon an impromiJtu motion, "freemen" were here restored to rights 
which they had not enjoyed in England for nearly a hundred years. 

In the matter of incorporating new towns the General Court gave 
ample authority within prescribed limits. Citizenship in town and 
in Colony rested on the same basis. So generally were the princi- 
ples of the guildry taken for granted as the fundamentals of the civil 
order that for some fifty years Boston got on quite satisfiictorily 
without any charter, or act of incorporation, from the General 
Court. From time to time application was made for such an instru- 
ment, but somehow the movement failed. This failure was not due 
to the Court. In 1650, for instance, the inhabitants of Boston pe- 
titioned for a town charter. The Court showed a ready willingness 
to grant one, and that was the end of the matter. In 1659 the 
Court granted the town " liberty to consult and advise amongst 
themselves what may be necessary for such an end, and tlie same 
to draw up into a form and present the same to the next session." 
It is pretty certain that the town did not avail itself of "liberty," 

174 The Town Guild, [April, 

for in 1677 the town instructed her deputies to the General Court 
to use their endeavors " that this town may be a corporation, or 
made town and county." Thus the coquetry between town and 
Colony went on to their mutual satisfaction. Under it all may be 
discovered a purpose on the part of the town to claim its privileges 
and prerogatives by prescriptive right in case the Home Government 
should ever interfere in Colonial affairs. 

The alternative, "town or county," reminds us that counties were 
organized here upon a plan quite different from that of the English 
shire. The sheriff was in England appointed by the Crown, in the 
Colony this officer wa5 elected by the people. As the sheriff had in 
his hands the convening of the courts, it made a great difference to 
all parties whether he were the creature of the King or of the peo- 
ple. No official could champion or oppugn the rights of citizens 
more effectively than could the sheriff. 

Going along with this practice of electing the sheriff of the coun- 
ty, was that other colonial practice of choosing jurors by popular 
vote in town- meeting. In the town records of Boston for 1684 
there is a curious entry in regard to the manner of choosing jurors : 
" V^oted that the custom or practice taken up by the Town at the 
choosing of jurors, not to choose any to that service that were pres- 
ent at the meeting, be henceforth made void, and that it be free to 
choose as well of those present as out of such as are absent." It 
is not easy to see upon what theory the earlier rule had been 
adopted. Perhaps the usage had grown out of a feeling of delicacy 
about taking any part in the selecting of those who were to deter- 
mine one's rights. However that may be, the phrase, " taken up 
by the Town," cannot escape the notice of the reader. It is a bit 
of unconscious testimony to the tentative way in which the func- 
tions of a town government were then being performed. It shows 
the free and easy way in which the people " took up " any plan or 
method that occurred to them. All suggestions were equally free, 
and the people themselves were untrammeled to adopt or reject one 
or another of these suggestions just as fancy inclined them. They 
followed the precept, " Prove all things, hold fast that which is 
good." It could not, however, have been unreasonable to expect 
that the practice of choosing for their jurors men who neglected to 
serve the town in town-meeting would prove unsatisfactory. We 
are not, therefore, surprised to find that in 1702 the town ordered 
that the selectmen present to the town a list of all persons whom 
they shall judge proper to serve on juries. From this list were to 
be proposed names for the electors to vote upon. 

The towns created new offices to meet the exigencies of the time 
with the same freedom that the guilds had been acc-ustomed to pro- 
vide all conveniences for trade. They had the usage of the magis- 
trates in Ensrland and Scotland for their authority in this matter. 
In 1580 the magistrates of Aberdeen fixed the price of shoeing 

1903.] The Town Guild, 175 

horses and nags. This seems to have been done only when the 
guilds had failed to attend to such matters. In 1649 there was no 
tryer of gold and silver in the same town. The magistrates, there- 
upon, proceeded to elect William Anderson to this office, and they 
also made him the keeper of the town mark. Regularly the town 
marks, weights and measures were kept by the several guilds. 

In the early days of the Colonies there were not skilled workmen 
enough of any calling to form a craft guild. It fell to the town to 
provide all tryers of material and of workmanship. For a long time 
Boston elected its cullers of staves just as the town chose its select- 
men. All through New England, in towns where staves were made 
or used, such an officer was chosen ; but in towns where the growth 
was pine this officer was unknown. While we are upon this matter 
of creating new offices by the town or within the corporation, we can- 
not affi3rd to pass by an illustrative example from the history of 
Boston. It furnishes an amusing political comedy in three acts. 
In 1678 it seems the selectmen of the town had chosen certain 
persons to serve as qualified corders of wood. In town meeting 
that year the inhabitants elected five persons to oversee the corders 
of wood "that they be faithful in their office." The following year 
the selectmen elected corders of wood as before, and they also 
elected five overseers of these " that they be faithful in their 

The close connection between the Colony and the church, between 
the town and the parish, has often been pointed out by those who 
have treated our New England history. The very first act of the 
body politic was to settle a minister and to provide for stated public 
worship. But it has already been remarked that the church itself 
was a guild. It was such not only in its offices and its liberties, but 
in its constitution as well. The early church was patterned after a 
military guild. The essential element of its sacraments was the 
oath (^sacramentum) involved in them, and this oath was tradition- 
ally that under which the Roman soldier was mustered into the ser- 
vice of the empire. 

The connection between the church and the municipality was 
made to appear all the more close from the circumstance that so 
many of the public ordinances were framed upon the model of the 
Levitical law. The phraseology of puritan times was also borrowed 
from the Scriptures. It was in the wider and more general in- 
terests of the Colony that was to be found the resemblence to the 
Hebrew Commonwealth. The town grew out of neighborhood life 
and neighborly duties. It was a modern institution, and it grew 
naturally out of the exigencies of modern life. The origin was in 
the needs of society, and its functions were as varied as were those 
needs. We trace the idea of the town directly to that fraternal 
spirit of mutual helpfulness which found expression first in the or- 
ganization and the support of the guild. It was this principle of 

176 The Town Guild. [April, 

neisrhborlv interest that made the constitution of the town so flexible. 
There could not be an intelligent and reasonable community to which 
town government was not suited. 

But there is much of life that does not need government ; it calls 
simply for direction and aid. Many of the offices of the early guilds 
related to these friendly services. Their duties have in later times 
gone into the hands of societies and corporations for proper man- 
agement. Banking and insurance are designed to relieve us of the 
care of funds. Masonry and kindred orders contribute to charity 
and conviviality, while labor-unions keep alive the feeling of com- 
radeship among workmen of the same craft. The spirit of the guild 
is dormant in the civil life of the town, but that it is only sleeping is 
clearly proved by the organization of vigilance committies in new 
communities and by the appearance of the guild itself whenever oc- 
casion calls for it. 

As an example of a modern guild arising here in New England 
to supplement the civil authorities in the primal purposes of muni- 
cipal government, may be mentioned certain organizations for the 
suppression of crime. Their office is in the line of police regula- 
tion. The demand for them is felt in the more sparsely settled re- 
gions, where the protection which the town authorities can give to 
life and property is slight. I have before me " The Constitution of 
the Society for the Prevention and Detection of Crime, organized 
at North Bridgton, Me., Dec. 31, 1814." This society was formed 
under the laws of Massachusetts. It is in active existence at the 
present time. The scope of its activities embraces six original town- 
ships, three in Cumberland County and three in Oxford County, but 
the sphere of its influence is much more extended. 

This society chooses the customary officers of such a body, and 
besides these -" not less than ten riders." These "riders shall be 
chosen by ballot at the annual meetings of the society, on the first 
Saturday of January, and shall hold their office until others are 
chosen in their stead." The president of the society " may order 
out any number of riders at any time, or any member of the society 
to go in pursuit of thieves or felons." It is also provided that " each 
rider shall keep himself furnished with a good and effective horse, 
and at all times hold himself in readiness, upon due notice being 
given him by any member or by the president that a larceny or a 
felony has been committed against the property or person of a mem- 
ber, or the family of, or the person of a relative being in the family 
of a member of this society, to go immediately in pursuit of the 
thief or felon, and make all reasonable and practicable efforts to 
find and apprehend the same." Any member who orders the riders 
out in pursuit of a thief or felon is bound to prosecute the offender 
in case he is caught, and bring him to justice, — " otherwise such 
member shall pay to the treasurer all expenses incurred by the so- 
ciety in the affiiir, and also pay ten per cent of the value of all 

1903.] The Town Guild, 177 

property recovered, and of any compensation received on account of 
the case.'* If the oifence is committed outside the limits of the so- 
ciety, the riders cannot be ordered out ; but " the riders in all cases 
(when in the employ of the society) to be entitled to the same pro- 
tection beyond that they are within the limits." The last clause of 
this constitution is particularly suggestive of the ancient guilds : 
" The property of deceased members shall have the same protection 
after as before such decease, while said property shall remain in the 
care of the widow, provided she may so wish, and shall pay all as- 
sessments on said property." 

It is easy for us to trace the resemblance between this organiza- 
tion in Maine and the association of guilds in and about London. 
The likeness is too close for one to fail to find an intimate relation- 
ship. Mr. Toulmin Smith, in his " Early English Gilds," says that 
"the guilds in and about London appear to have united into one 
guild, and to have formed common regulations for the better main- 
tenance of peace, for the suppression of violence — especially of theft, 
and the aggressions of the powerful families — as well as for carry- 
ing out rigidly the ordinances enacted by the King for that purpose. 
Particularly comprehensive were the arrangements for prosecution 
against theft ; one might call these guilds ^ assurance companies 
against theft.' " Not only were the members of those English guilds 
obliged to pursue and track out the thief, even in other districts than 
their own, but the injured person also received compensation for his 
loss from the common fund. 

A common purpose and common methods of working would go 
far in evidence to prove that the later institution organized here in 
New England was founded on the earlier institution of Old Enof- 
land as a model if a person were arguing to this point. But there 
is no occasion whatever for our supposing that the Down-East or- 
ganization has any other connection with its prototype at London 
than that men of the same race happened to find themselves simi- 
larly situated with reference to their civil and political rights, and 
they took such measures accordingly, to secure these rights as their 
genius for self-government prompted and made possible. Such has 
been the origin of every committee of safety and of every vigilance 
committee that has ever been organized in this country. It is need- 
less to suppose any conscious borrowing or imitating. The capac- 
ity for self-government has become a permanent endowment of the 
English race. It is an inheritance from the early guild life in which 
our ancestors were trained to the labors of craftsmen and to the con- 
duct of citizens. The principle of guild association has allied itself 
closely and permanently with the polity of civil government in our 
national life. The world has been made all the better by the oper- 
ation of this principle, and it will need to have become a great deal 
better yet before there will be lacking scope for that tendency to 
union which was embodied in the ancient guilds. 

VOL. LVII. 13 


Records of Second Church of Scituate, 




Communicated by Miss Sakah R. Damon and Miss Ella Bates, of North Scituate, Mass. 

[Continued from page 86.] 














Benjamin y® son of John Turner senior 

Abraham ^ 

Israel >- Sarah \ 

Isaack ) Rebecca j children of Wllm Homes 

^ y children of William Homes 

Bethaia y^ daughter of Walter Hatch 
Mercy y^ daughter of Jonas Pickles ) 
Eunice y® daughter of Thomas Turner j 
Daniell y^ sonne of Daniell Hicks 
Samuel y® sonne of John Turner jun'". 
Joanna y® daughter of Richard Stanley 
Elizab. y® daughter of Nathaniel Rawlings J 
Sarah y^ daughter of John Folke \ 

Elizeb. y® daughter of William Homes 
Mary y® daughter of John Bryant 
Jeremy y® sonne of Jeremy Hatch 
John y® sonne of John Cushion 
Deborah y® daughter of William Courtisse 
Joseph y^ sonne of John Lowel of Boston 
Nathan y^ sonne of Jonas Pickles 
Rhoda y® daughter of Rhoda Rogers 
Mercy y® daughter of Robt Sprout 
Nathaniel y^ son of Nathaniel Rawlins 
Sarah y^ daughter of Thomas Oldham 
Mary y® daughter of Humfery Johnson 
Ruth y® daughter of John Turner senr. 
Anne y® daughter of John Turner jur 
Thomas y^ son of Thomas Highland 
Joanna y® daughter of James Torrey 
Patience y® daughter of -John Lowel Boston 
Elizab, y® daughter of Elizab Sutton J 
Elizab. y^ daughter of Hellen Baker \ 
Sarah y*^ daughter of Richard Courtisse 
Elizabeth ( t i ( 

Mary < ^ h 1 ^^ children of John Buck 
Joseph ( (_ 


y® sonne of Thomas Ingham 

1664 Thomas y® sonne of John Cushion 

Abigail y® daughter of Elizab. Rogers 

Thomas Pinchen jun^' ( 

Elizabeth his wife < Hannah Young 

Elizabeth his daughter ( Thomas Young 

William y® sonn of William Tickner f 

Joseph y^ sonne of William Courtis | 

Hannah y® daup^hter f p o^ i_ t^-u 
c. I. e i oi Stephen lilden 

Stephen y® sonne [ ^ 


Apr, 14. 

Apr. 14 

Apr. 27th 
May 12th 

May 19th 

May 19*^^ 

Aug. 4*^ 

Septbr 29 

Octob. 13 

Octob. 20 

Jan. 19 

Apr. 20 1662 
May 11th. 
May 18 
May 25 
June 8 

Aug. 3^ 
October 19 

March 22 

Apr. 5 
Apr. 19 

May 17 

May 31 
June 7 

July the 19 

Octob. 4th. 

April 3 
Apr. 24 

June 12. 
June 26. 

July 31 

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Elizabeth y® daughter of John Lowel of Boston ] 
Susanna y® daughter of John Buck j 

Elizabeth y^ daughter of Major Win sloe ) 
Mercy y® daughter of Helene Baker J 

Joseph y*^ son of Joseph Sylvester 
J 665 Mary y® daughter of Elizabeth Rogers 
Isaack y® sonn of John Turner senr 

265 Ephraim y^ sonn of Daniel Hick 

Hannah y** daughter of Tho. Oldhame 
Lydia y® daughter of Mr. Pickles 
Mathew y^ son of John Cushion 
Sibil y^ daughter of Mary Ray 

270 Elizabeth y® daughter of Mr. Joseph Tilden 
Margaret y^ daughter of P^dward Wright 
Bethaia y^ daughter of Anne Torry 
Faith y^ daughter of Nathaniel Winslow 
Elizabeth y^ daughter of Thomas Highland 

275 Elizabeth y® daughter of John Bryant 

Aug. 21 

Octob. 2d 

Feb. 12 
Apr. 16 

Apr. 30 

May 14 
May 28 

June 4 
June 11th 
Aug. 27th 
Sept. 3*i 
Sept. 24th 
October 15th 

June 10th 

June 10th 

June 24th 

July 8th 
July 15 th 

July 22 
Sept. 2d 
Sept. 2d 

1666 Sarah y® daughter of John Turner jun'^ 
Benjamin y® son of John Buck 
Mercy y^ daughter of Edwd Wright 
Moses the son of Moses Simmons 
280 Thomas y^ sonne of Thomas Pinchon jun^ \ 
Hannah y® daughter of George Young j 
Elizabeth y*^ daughter of Mary Jacob of Hingham 
Jeremiah y® sonne of John Cushin 
Abigail y*^ daughter of M^'. Thomas Newman Dor- 
285 Lydia y® daughter of Mr. Joseph Tilden 
Abigail y® daughter of Stephen Tilden 





Andrew y® sonne of William Orcott of Marshfield 
Mary y® daughter of Joseph Sylvester 
Grace y® daughter of Thomas Oldham ] 
Benjamin y^ sonne of William Courtisse J 
Benjamin y® sonne of Benjamin Studson 
Joseph y® sonne of Joseph Studson 
Patience Russell of Namasakesit aged 17 years 
Joseph y^ sonne of John Bryant ) 

Peter y^ sonn of William Black more j 
Susanna y^ daughter of Joseph Beerstow ) 
Hannah y® daughter of Edward Wright j 
Phebe y® daughter of John Lowel of Rehoboth 
Joseph y® sonn of Richard Childe of Marshfield 
John y® sonne of Moses Symmons 

Mar. 21 

Apr. 14th 

May 19th 
June 16th 
June 23d 

July 7th 

Aug. 4th 

Aug. 11th 
Oct. 27th 
March 15 th 

1668 Joannah y^ daughter of John Rogers of Marshfield 
Mary y*^ daughter of Tho : Highland juu"^ 
Mary y^ daughter of Anthony Collimer 
Mary y^ daughter of Stephen Tilden 
305 Joanna y^ daughter of Tho. Pinchon jun^ 
Mary y** daughter of George Young 
Grace y® daughter of John Turner Sen'" 

Apr. 12th 
June 21st 
June 21st 

July 12th 

Aug. 2d. 


Hecords of Second Church of jScituate, 


Kenelm y® son of Kenelm Winslow of Yarmouth 
1669 Benjamin y® sonne of Mr. Joseph Tilden 
310 James y® sonne of John Cushion 


Matthew y^ sonne of Benjamin Studso 

John y® sonne of William Orcott 

Zacheus y® sonne of John Lowell of Rehoboth ] 

Jane y® daughter of Richard Child of Marshfield J 

315 Isaack y® son of Thomas Oldham 
Benjamin y^ sonne of John Bryant 
William y'' sonn of William Courtis 
Richard y® sonn of Nathaniel Church 
Anna y® daughter of Joseph Sylvester 

320 Gener( ? ) daughter of Edward Wright 

John y^ sonn of John Magoon ") 

Sarah y® daughter of Thomas Pinchon jun^ j 

Aug. 9th 
Feb. 20th 

Mar. 21st 

Apr. 18th 

May 16th 

'June 20. 

July 18 

1670 Hannah y® daughter of John Ensigne ) 
John y*^ sonne of William Blackmore J 

325 Nathaniel y® sonne of Nathaniel Winslow of Marsh- 
Josiah y® son Kenelm Winslow of Yarmouth 
David y® sonne of Edward Wright \ 
Sarah y® daughter of Moses Simons j 
Judith y® daughter of Stephen Tilden 

330 Samuel y® sonne of Thomas Courtis of York 

Jemima y*^ daughter of Edward King of Marshfield 
Bethia y^ daughter of John Loy[?] of Marblehead 
Sarah y*^ daughter of Thomas King jun^' 
Samuel y® sonne of Timothy L.[?] 

335 Joshua y^ sonne of John Cushion 

1671 Sarah y^ daughter of Thomas Oldham 
Joseph y® sonne of John Bryant 
Deborah y^ daughter of John Buck 
Sarah y*^ daughter of John Sylvester 

340 Martha y^ daughter of William Orcot 
Daniel y*^ sone of Richard Stanley 
Mary y® daughter of Thomas Pinchon 
Elizabeth y^ daughter of George Young 
Rebecca y® daughter of Thomas Nichols 

345 Amos y® sonne of John Turner Sen'^ 
Hannah y^ daughter of John Magoon 
Peter y^ sonne of Anthony Collymer ) 
John y® sonne of Thomas Highland j 
Mary y^ daughter of John Bumpasse 

350 James y^ son of Benjamin Studson 
Sarah y^ daughter of John Cushion 
Lois[?] y^ daughter of Timothy Rogers 
Edward y® son Edward Wright ) 

Naomi y^ daughter of Joseph Sylvester J 

355 Jabez y® sonne of John Bryant | 

1672 Thomas y® sonne of Thomas King jun'' j 
Aaron y® son of Moses Simmons ") 


Thomas y*^ son of Thomas Perry >- 
Robert y® son of John Buck } 

July 3 

August 14 
Septbr 4. 

>■ Septbr 18. 

Octbr. 16 

April 16 

April 23 

May 28 

June 4*^. 
July 23 

August 6. 

Auo^ust 20 

August 27 

August 27 

Novemb. 19 

May 26 
August 4th 

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Phebe y® daughter of William Blackmore 
Nathaniel y^ sonne of Nathaniel Church ^ 
Hannah y® daughter of Thomas Studson >- 
John y^ son of John Sylvester ) 

Joseph y^ son of William Orcott 

Thomas y® sonne of Kenelm Winsloe 

Jacob ) y® sons of John Turner jun'^ 
David J 

Caleb ) y® sons of John Cushion 
Samuel j Benjamin Studson 

Ruth y^ daughter of John Bryant "^ 

Martha y® daughter of Benjamin Chandler > 
Joseph y® sonn of Edward Wright ) 

Ruth y^ daughter of Thomas Highland 
John y^ son of John Bumpasse ) 

Sarah y® daughter of Anthony Colly mer j 
Timothy \ Timothy Rogers 

Solomon ( xi^ o f Joseph Sylvester 

Thomas I Thomas Studson 

Joseph / John Silvester 

Jane the Daughter of Tho : King 
Job the Sonn of Moses Symons 
James the Son of Tho : Perry 
Rachel the daughter of John Buck 
Deborah the daughter of John Cushin 

-pr x.\ tli6 daughters of William Orcut [ 

William the son of William Blackmore ) 

Eliab the son of John Maggoon 

Philip the son of John Turner Jun^ ) 

Samuell the son of Benjamin Chanler j 

Thomas the son of John Bryant jun^ 

Daniell the son of Thomas King jun^ 

Israel the son of Israel Sylvester 

Mary the Daughter of Nathaniel Tilden 

Samuell the sonn of John Bumpas 

John ^ John Witherell 

Joseph i the sonn of Joseph Bars to 

Samuell j John Silvester 

John J Benjamin Chandler 

Mary ) ,i ■• i , c John Cushin 

o -^ >• the daughters of rr^, -^ 

ousana ) * I nomas Perry 

Patience the daughter of Patience Simons 

(In modern hand) wid. of Moses Simons. 

Mehittabell the daughter of William Curlien(?) 

Daborah ) ^i -, ,, p John Bryant 
•the daughter oi . -, v, n- 


Andrew Collimer 

Martha j 

John ] 

Gershom ) 

Margarat the daughter of Joseph Turner 

Thomas ) the sonn of William Orcut 

,, /. Thomas Km^ Jun^ 

the sonn of rr.i o^ ^ 

ihomas btudson 


Septbr. 22 

Septbr 29 

December 9th. 
March 3 
Apr. 20 

May 11 

June 29, 
Septbr. 4 
Septbr. 28 

Mar. 31 

October 4 

410 Eunice j the daughter of Timothy Rogers 

Apr. 1 1 

July 4th 
August 15 th 

Sept. 19 

October 3. 
Apr. 30 

Octo^'' 3 [worn] 

Mar. 18 

Mar. 23 
July 8 

July 8 
Sept 20 
Oct. 2 


Hecords of Second Church of Scituate, 


1678 Thomas \ Thomas Ingham 

John f the sonn of John James 

Benjamin ( Sarah Bumpas 

Mary / the daughter of Theophilus Witherell 

415 Joseph the sonn of John Cushin ) 

Silence the daughter of Israel Silvester J 
Nathaniel! the sonn of Israeli Hubard "> 
Rebekah the daughter of Israeli Hubard >• 
Marcy the daughter of John Whiston ) 

420 William the sonn of John Witherell 
James the sonn of John Bumpas 
John the sonn of John Randall 
Agatha the daughter of John Bryant 
Naomy the daughter of Joseph Silvester 

425 Martha the daughter of William Barsto 

Mary the daughter of Tho : Perry 

Abigail the wife | ^^ j^j^„ g^^^^^^ 

Abigail the daughter ) 

Beniamin the sonn ) r t i, c ^i. 
TVT A • n iu r of John button 

430 JNathaniell the sonn j 

Martha the daughter of Tho : Clark 

Ruth and Elizabeth the daughters of Tho : Oldham 

Nathaniell the sonn of Nathaniell Tilden 

John the sonn of Samuell Clap \ 

Mary the daughter of Benjamin Studson J 

Samuell the sonn of Samuell Witherell ) 

John the sonn of John Berry j 

Stephen the sonn of William Curtis 

William Perry sonn of William Perry 

440 Mary the daughter of Benjamin Chandler ) 

Mary the daughter of John Curtis j 

Deborah the daughter of Jonathan Turner 

1679 Richard the sonn of Samuell Winslow 

Mary the daughter of Samuell Winslow 

445 Mary the daughter of Thomas King jun^ 
Benjamin the sonn of John Cushin 
Joseph the sonne of Cornelius Bridges 
Mercy the daughter of Jeremia Hatch 
John the sonn of John Studson 

450 Richard the sonn of Israel Silvester 
Sarah the daughter of Tho : Studson 
Mary the daughter of Tho : Nickells 
Abigail the wife of Henery Joslin 
. Hannah the wife of Japhet Turner 

455 Joannah y® daughter of Jeremiah Hatch 
Joseph the sonn of James Briges 
Abraham the sonn of Henery Joslin 
Abigail the daughter of Henery Joslin 
Mary the daughter of Israeli Cudworth 

460 Isaac the sonn of Stephen Tilden J 
Lidia the daughter of John Silvestor \ 
Ruth the wife Joseph Barrel 
Elizabeth the daughter of Joseph Barrel 
Rachel the daughter of of Thomas Clarke ( 



April 4 

May 12. 
May 26 

June 16 


July U 

July 21 

July 28 
August 18 
Sept. 22 

Oct. 6 

Nov. 24 

Dec. 1 
Dec. 29 
Mar 16 

Mar. 9 


Aprill 6 
Apr 20 
May 4 

May 4. 

the 10th 
of June 


July the 6 
July 2 (worn) 

1903.] Records of Second Church of Scituate, 


465 Samuel the sonn of Samuel Hatch 
Gideon the sonn of Stephen Vinall 
Josiah the sonn of Josiah Litchfield 
Nicolas the sonn of Israel Chittenden, 
Tho : Perry junior 

470 Jacob Bumpas 

Marah the wife of Samuel Hatch 
Hanah the daughter of Benjamin Studson 
Lydia the daughter of Tho. Oldham 
Elizabeth the daughter of Theopholus Witherel 

475 Sarah the daughter of Thomas Waide 
Samuel the sonn of Samuell Studson 
Patience the daughter of John Randall 

1680 Beniamin the son of William Orcut ^ 
Jonathan the sonn of John Bryant junior V 
Hanna the daughter of Samuell Witherell ) 
Barshua the daughter of Joseph Turner 
Hanna the daughter of Nathaniell Brooks 
Anna the daughter of John Briant junior 
Benjamin the sonn Joseph Barsto 
Abigail the daughter of Samuel Clap 
Hannah the daughter of Tho. Jenkins 
Abigail the daughter of John Whiston 
Eleanor the daughter of Samuell Baker , 
Josia the sonn of Samuel Hatch[?] 

490 Josia the son of Thomas Man 
John the son of Thomas Perry 
Jacob the son of Jacob Bumpas 
Jael the daughter of Israeli Huburd 
Elizabeth the daughter of Anthony CoUimer 

495 Mercy the daughter of Jonathan Badcock 

,;,,!• the daughters of Josia Litchfield 

Sara the daughter of William Curtise 
Caleb the son of Jonathan Badcocke ) 
500 Ann the daughter of James Torry j 

William the sonne of William Barsto J 

Jemymah the daughter of Jonathan Turner ( 

1681 Zoar the son of John Bumpus f 
Mary the daughter of Theopholus Witherell | 

505 the daughter of Zoar[?] 

Ichabod the sonn of Tho. King junr 
Beniamin the son of Joseph Silvester f 
Mary the daughter of Job Randall \ 
Mary the daughter of William Barrell 

510 Thomas the sonn of John Witherell 
Joshua the son of Thomas Studson 
Susanna the daughter of Thomas Nickalls 
Bathsheba the daughter of Thomas Nickalls 
Lois the daughter of Israeli Silvester 

515 Mary the daughter of Jonathan Badcock 
Hannah the daughter of Robert Sprout J 
Bathsheba the daughter of John Whiston ( 

August 4 

Aug 3 (worn) 

Mar. 9. 

May 9 

May 16 

Sept. 5 

Octobr 31 
November [?] 

March 27 

April 10. 
April 24 

May 15 th. 

May 22 
May 29 

June 19 

June 26 
September 18 

184 John Partridge and his Descendants, [April, 

Nicolas the son of Josia Lichfield J O f K i fi 

Hannah the daughter of John Silvester \ ^^ 

520 Mary the daughter of John Bryant junor Oct 31 

Sarah the daughter of Samuell Witherell Dec 4 

[To be continued.] 



. By Geokge Homer Partridge, B.S., of Boston. 
[Continued from page 58.] 

15. Zachariah^ Partridge {Eleazer,"^ John}) was born in ISIedfield, 

IHarch 22, 1720. He settled in Walpole. His father referred to 
him in his will as "my son, being yet young," and desired that he 
be apprenticed "to such trade as he may choose." He was also to 
receive £10 upon becoming of age (Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. 
xxxiii., p. 5). He married in Walpole, Feb. 17, 1742, Esther, 
daughter of Ebenezer and Esther (Clark) Turner, of JVIedfield. 
They resided in Walpole, and their children were born there. " Mer- 
cy, wife of Zachariah Partridge, died Apr. 25, 1798." (Walpole 
Records.) No record of a second marriage has yet been found. 
He died Feb. 7,. 1799. 

Children : 

47. i. Zachariah,* b. Jan. 15, 1744. 

ii. Esther, bapt. Jan. 15, 1746; d. Feb. 21, 1750. 

48. iii. Jesse, b. Feb. 28, 1748; d. March 29, 1838. 
iv. A SON (name torn in record), b. May 7, 1750. 
V. Esther, b. Aug. 9, 1752. 

vi. Abel, b. Oct. 31, 1754; d. Sept. 19, 1757. 

vii. Daniel, b. Feb. 23, 1757; d. Sept. 24, 1757. 

viii. Seth, b. March 20, 1759; no further record. 

ix. Peter, b. May 21, 1761; d. Feb. 19, 1778, in camp (Mass. Archives). 

16. Samuel' Partridge (Samuel,'^ John}) was born in Medfield (now 

Rockville), Nov. 6, 1704. He settled in Wrentham (now Frank- 
lin), where his children were born. He married, Dec. 28, 1736, 
Mary Blood. She died July 29, 1775. He died before Dec. 8, 
1774, for on that date an agreement among his heirs, relating to 
the division of his estate, was filed in the probate office at Boston 
(Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. Ixxx., p. 266). 

Children : 

49. i. Samuel,-* b. Mch. 31, 1741; d. Nov. 9, 1776. 
fiO. ii. Amos, b. July 25, 1742. 

51. iii. Reuben, b. Apr. 14, 1744. 

iv. Mary, b. Aug. 8, 1745; m. Mch. 5, 1764, Jonathan Hawes, of Wren- 
tham. They resided in Wrentham (now Franklin). Cliildren. 

V. Silence, b. Mch. 9, 1747; d. young. 

vi. Rhoda, b. Apr. 9, 1748; m. May 30, 1764, Samuel Goldsbury, of 

vii. David, b. July 22, 1750; d. Nov., 1781. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 8, 1752; m. Daniels. 

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17. Ebenezer^ Partridge {Samuel,'^ Johii^) was born in Medfield (now 

Rockville), May 29, 1706. He settled in Wrentham (now Frank- 
lin), where he afterwards resided. He married in Walpole, Nov. 5, 
1735, Elizabeth Holmes. She died Oct. 6, 1784. He died May 15, 
1794 (Diary of Mercy and Lucina Wight, of Bellingham). In 
consideration of £200 he conveyed, April 24, 1773, to David and 
Hannah Wood, one half part of all his lands and buildings in 
Wrentham (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Lib. cxxv., p. 225). In a deed 
dated June 5, 1789, one hundred and forty acres of land in Franklin 
is conveyed to " my son-in-law David Wood and Hannah, his wife, 
my daughter" (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Lib. clxvi., p. 233). 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Aug. 28, 1737; d. Jan. 27, 1749. 

ii. Hannah, b. May 1, 1741; m. (pub. Walpole, Mch. 24, 1771) David 

Wood. They resided in Franlilin. Children, 
ill. Abigail, b. Aug. 29, 1744; m. July 16, 1767 (pub. Walpole, June 21, 

1767), Elkanah, b. Walpole, Oct. 2, 1740, d. Mansfield, Oct. 13, 

1805, son of Joshua and Abigail (BuUard) Clapp. They resided in 

Mansfield. Five children. (See Clapp Gen.) 

18. Joshua^ Partridge {Samuel,'^ John}) was born in Med way (now 

Rockville), July 27, 1713. He purchased property near his father's 
place in Med way, lying along the banks of Charles River (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, Libs, liii., p. 40; lix., p. 37 ; Ixxxix., pp. 190 to 197). 
He resided there during his life, and upon his death bequeathed the 
homestead to his son Samuel, He served several terms on the 
board of selectmen of Medway. He was in the Colonial service in 
1754, 1756 and 1758 (Jameson's Hist, of Medway, p. 213). He 
was chosen captain of the " First Military Company " of Medway, 
which saw frequent service during the Revolution. He married, 
Dec. 23, 1742, Elizabeth, born in Wrentham, Nov. 10, 1718, 
daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Stevens) Kingsbury. He died 
Jan. 19, 1795. 
Children : 

1. Elizabeth,* b. Sept. 28, 1743; d. Jan. 3, 1744. 
52. ii. Joshua, b. Apr. 20, 1745 ; d. Aug. 15, 1802. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 20, 1747 ; m. (1) Nov. 27, 1766, John Wheeler. 
According to Jameson, she m. (2) Ira Richardson, (3) Asaph 
Leland, and (4) Joseph Lovell, although he wrongly gives Rich- 
ardson as her first husband. 
iv. ICHABOD, b. Aug. 13, 1749; d. Apr. 11, 1764. 
63. V. Samuel, b. Dec. 26, 1752; d. Feb. 17, 1842. 
vi. Rhoda, b. Feb. 3, 1759. 

19. John* Partridge {John^ John^ John}) was born in Wrentham, June 

2, 1715. He divided with his son John most of his father's real 
estate, and was executor of the latter's will (Suffolk Co. Prob. 
Rec, vol. Ii., p. 781). He married twice: first, Nov. 10, 1737, 
Abigail Thayer, born in Mendon, Aug. 22, 1718, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary (Sampson) Thayer. She died March 11, 1774, 
and he married second, Dec. 8, 1774, Catharine Holbrook of Men- 
don, who survived him. He died Dec. 21, 1791. John Allen, of 
Franklin, was admitted administrator on his estate, April 17, 1792 
(Suffolk Co. Prob. Rec, vol. xci., p. 272). The total valuation of 
his real and personal property was £730. 7s. 5d. He resided in 
Wrentham (now Franklin), where his children were born. 

186 Johyi Partridge and his Descendants, [April, 

Children : 

i. John,* b. Oct. 16, 1738; m. June 2, 1763, Abi,£?ail, b. Holliston, July, 
1741, dau. of Samuel and Dinah (White) Lelaud. He d. May 14, 
1764; and she d. May 26, 1764. No children. 

ii. Asa, b. July 24, 1740; d. Dec. 10, 1746. 

lii. Joseph, b. Oct. 26, 1742; d. Oct, 10, 1746. 

iv. Samuel, b. Apr. 15, 1744; d. Apr. 1.5, 1744. 

V. Stephen, b. Apr. 15, 1744; d. Apr. 15, 1744. 

vi. Abigail, b. Oct, 26, 1745; d. Feb. 20, 1746. 

vii. MiCAH, b. Dec. 20, 1746; d. Dec. 20, 1746. 

viii. Abigail, b. Jan. 23, 1754; m. July 11, 1771, John Allen of Wrentham 
(now Franklin^, where they resided. She d. Feb. 3, 1815; and he 
d. July 24, 1815. Several children, among whom Ellery Aliens b. 
Mch. 10, 1783, m. Dec. 2, 1800, Experience* Partridge, dau. of 
Job* (45). 

20. Preserved* Partridge {Benoni^ John^ John}) was born in Med- 
field (now West Medway), March 13, 1709. He married, Nov. 10, 
1737, Catharine Armstrong, and soon after settled in Holliston. 
He was also in Milford as early as 1750, and as late as 1754 
(Ballou's Hist, of Milford). He was in the Colonial service in 
1755 (Mass. Archives). He removed as early as 1761 to Cumber- 
land County, Maine, settling near Gorham. Two daughters were 
married at Gorham before 1766. In 1764 the parish of Stroud- 
water (now a suburb of Portland ) was incorporated, and his name 
appears in the assessors' book for that year as a tax payer. (Letter, 
dated Jan. 31, 1902, from Leonard B. Chapman, Portland, Me). 

Children : 

i. Nathan,* b. Aug. 3, 1738 ; d. in Westbrook, Me., 1786; settled in Fal- 
mouth, Me., 1761; in Revolutionary service, 1775-1780; m. Jan. 1, 
1781, Anne, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Peabody) Conant, of Fal- 
mouth. They resided in Saccarappa (now Westbrook), Me. 
Children: 1. Nancy,* b. Aug. 27, 1781; d. Sept. 17, 1873; ra. Feb. 
21, 1802, Josiah, b. Windham, Me., Mch. 31, 1773, d. Casco, Me., 
Jan. 3, 1834, son of William and Mary (Westcott) Maxfield ; re- 
sided in Casco, Me. ; nine children. 2. Catharine, b. July 18, 
1783; d. Jan. 10, 1861; m. 1803, Daniel Dole, b. Newbury, Mass., 
Aug. 26, 1757, d. Stroudwater, Me., Feb. 23, 1815; resided in 
Stroudwater; five children. 3. Joseph, b. Apr. 13, 1785; d. Sept. 
27, 1856; m. Apr. 13, 1808, Lydia Quinby, b. Soraersworth, N. H., 
Mch. 15, 1787; resided in Westbrook, Me. Twelve children. 

ii. Bathsheba, b. Aug. 19, 1740; m. (pub. Gorham, Oct. 16, 1761) 
Uriah, son of Richard Nasou of Gorham, Me., who d. May 13, 
1833, aged 91. They resided in Gorham and Poland, Me. Several 

iii. Jesse, b. Aug. 29, 1742 ; d. Dec. 21, 1795. He was engaged in trading 
at Falmouth, Me., and owned considerable real estate. He was in 
Revolutionary service, and commissioned captain, Apr. 9, 1778 
(Mass. Archives). He m. (1) Lydia, dau. of John and Jane 
(Brady) Bailey, of Falmouth. (L. B. Chapman, in Me. Hist. Soc. 
Coll., 2d series, vol. x., p. 298; also confirmed by Jesse's grand- 
niece. Miss Emma Partridge, of Portland, Me.) She apparently 
d. before him, for his widow, Rebecca Partridge, received a third 
of his real estate (Cumberland Co. Deeds). The widow Rebecca 
m. later Andrew Titcomb. No children by either wife. 

iv. Catharine, b. Aug. 26, 1744; d. Mch. 24, 1832; ra. 1766, Timothy, 
b. Presumscot Lower Falls, Me., 1737, d. Oct. 22, 1829, son of Ed- 
ward and Sarah (Collins) Cloudman. They resided in Gorham, 
Me. Eleven children. 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 187 

V. David, b. Jan. 26, 1747; settled at Falmouth, Me., where he m. 
Mary, b. there, May, 1749, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Peabody) 
Conant. He was in Revolutionary service, and was for a short 
time held prisoner by the British (Mass. Archives). He resided 
at Saccarappa (Falmouth), now Westbrook, Me., until about 1790, 
when he removed to Thompson's Pond (now West Poland), Me., 
where he d. Mch. 22, 1834. His widow d. there, Apr. 29, 1847. 
(Poole's Hist. Poland^ Me.) His children were: 1. David,^ b. 
1773; d. Dec. 3, 1858; m. Rebecca, b. 1774, d. June 25, 1851, dau. 
of John Wooster; resided in W. Poland, Me.; nine children. 2. 

Folly, m. Bartlett; resided in Gorham, Me. 3. Daniel, 

d. young. 4. Eunice, m. William Pride; resided in Westbrook. 
6. Samuel, m. Thankful Baker; resided in Poland; nine children. 

6. Catharine, b. Jan. 4, 1791; d. May 1, 1887; m. Mch., 1822, 
George, b. at Gorham, Nov. 14, 1779, d. at W. Poland, Oct. 29, 
1868, son of Moses Hanscomb; resided in W.Poland; one son. 

7. Nathan, b. Feb. 15, 1793; d. Mch. 30, 1850; m. Mch. 17, 1822, 
Nancy Pitcher, b. Andover, Mass., Oct. 3, 1799, d. Apr. 6, 1887; 
resided in Boston; seven children. 

vi. JoTHAM, bapt. July 27, 1750; settled at Falmouth, Me. He was in 
the Revolution (Mass. Archives). He m. a dau. of John and Jane 
(Brady) Bailey, of Falmouth. (Statement of his grand niece, 
Miss Emma Partridge, of Portland, Me.) They resided in West- 
brook. He conveyed property to his son Jotham,^ Jr., Oct. 22, 
1800 (Cumberland Co. Deeds, vol. xxxv., p. 13). He probably also 
had a son Nathaniel. 

vii. AzuBA, bapt. Dec. 18, 1752; m. Joseph Quinby of Falmouth, Me., 
where they lived. He d. between Apr. 9, 1798, and Jan. 3, 1800. 

viii. RosiNA, m. Nathan Quinby of Falmouth, where they resided. 

ix. ZiPPORAH, b. 1757; m. Eliphalet, b, Gorham, Me., Mch. 20, 1759, 
son of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Phinney) Watson. They resided 
in Waterford, Me. Children. 

X. Rhoda, contributed to Congregational Church of Westbrook, Me., 
June 24, 1799. Never married. 

21. Joseph* Partridge (Benoni,^ John^ Joh'n}) was born in West 

Medway, Aug. 22, 1715. He married, Feb. 11, 1747, Mary, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Sheffield, of Sherborn. They re- 
sided in Holliston, where he died before March 6, 1754. His 
widow was admitted administratrix on his estate, April 15, 1754. 
His real and personal property were appraised at £1800 (Middlesex 
Co. Prob., case 12080). His widow married second, Dec. 4, 1755, 
James Torrey of Upton. In 1758, a petition signed by Preserved, 
Timothy, Moses, Jesse, Eli, Rachel and Katherine Partridge, was 
presented to the Judge of Probate for Middlesex County, to have 
Mary Torrey dismissed as guardian of her two children, and to have 
their uncle Seth Partridge appointed in her stead, it having been 
represented that the father-in-law (Torrey) was attempting to get 
possession of the children's property (Middlesex Co. Prob., case 

Children : 

1. Urania,* b. Oct. 7, 1750. 

ii. Anna. An Ann Partridge of Medway, m. May 1, 1771, Jonathan 
Holbrook of Bellingham. 

22. Timothy* Partridge {Benoni^ John^ Johri^) was born in "West 

Medway, Jan. 18, 1727. He married, Jan. 15, 1755, Abigail, born 
in Medway, March 27, 1732, daughter of Joseph and Abigail 
(Hawes) Barber. She died Feb. 22, 1809. He received one half 

188 John Partridge and his Descendants. [April, 

of his father's homestead in West Medway, where he always re- 
sided. He was in the Colonial and Revolutionary service (Mass. 
Archives). He died Sept. 18, 1787 ; and his will, proved Oct. 2, 
1787, names his widow Abigail, his sons Samuel and Elijah, and 
his daughter Eunice Mann (Suffolk Co. Probate Rec, vol. Ixxxvi., 
p. 523). 

Children : 

i. Samuel,* b. Mch. 18, 1756 ; d. Mch. 29, 1832 ; m. June 5, 1782, Eliza- 
beth Mclntyre of Needham, b. Oct. 11, 1759, cl. Jan. 12, 1830. 
They settled in Paxton. Children : 1. Abigail^ (Nahhy), b. Nov. 14, 
1782. 2. Silence, b. Oct. 9, 1784. 3. Zillalh b. May 27, 1786. 4. 
Polly, b. May 11, 1789; m. Clarke Pike. 5. Betsey, b. Nov. 11, 
1791. 6. David, b. Mch. 31, 1795; d. Apr. 19, 1850; m. Sarah Has- 
kell of Barre, b. Jan. 20, 1799, d. Sept. 26, 1884; resided at Paxton 
until 1843, when he removed to Worcester; six children. T.John, 
b. June 1, 1799; d. July 30, 1872; resided in Paxton; three chil- 
dren. 8. Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1801. 

ii. Eunice, b. Mch. 15, 1758; d. Oct. 9, 1828; m. Mch. 6, 1783, Ralph 
Mann of Walpole. He d. May 12, 1820, aged 92. 

iii. Elijah, b. Apr. 4, 1762; d. Sept. 9, 1805; inherited his father's 
homestead in W. Medway, and resided there. He ra. (1) Keziah "W. 
Curtis, who d. Jan. 16, 1795; m. (2) Catharine Clark who d. June 
18, 1834. Children : 1. Bachel,^ b. Dec. 7, 1785 ; m. Daniel Leland, 
Jr., of Sherborn. 2. Leah, b. Jan. 7, 1788; d. Jan. 9, 1788. 3. 
Timothy, b. Mch. 14, 1789 ; d. June 13, 1837 ; m. Charlotte, dau. of 
Jonathan Adams, who d. Dec. 4, 1834, in Medway, where they 
resided; seven children. 4. CZaryfc, b. May 16, 1799. 5. Catharine, 
b. Feb. 6, 1801. 6. Elijah, b. Jan. 29, 1805; m. (1) Dec. 11, 1839, 
Ruth, dau. of Jotham Adams, who was b. Aug. 19, 1811, and d. 
Jan. 29, 1856; m. (2) Oct. 3, 1867, Lucy G. Dodge, b. Burnham, 
Me., Mch. 25, 1832; resided in Medway; one child by second wife. 

iv. ZiLLAH, b. Mch. 12, 1764; d. Oct. 12, 1783. 

V. David, b. Dec. 30, 1765; d. Sept. 25, 1783. 

23. Eli^ Partridge {Benoni^ John^ Johri^) was born in West Medway, 
June 3, 1729. He married Kachel, born March 30, 1732, daughter 
of Nathaniel and Mary Sheffield, of Sherborn. He settled in Hol- 
liston about 1751 or 1752, but soon removed to Milford (Ballou's 
Hist, of Milford). In 1754 he purchased a place in Mendon, and 
removed there. He was in the Colonial service in 1745 (Mass. 
Archives). In 1761 he sold his right to a 60-acre lot of land in 
the township of New Boston, Cumberland Co. (Maine), which was 
to be drawn for him by the proprietors of said township (Cumber- 
land Co. Deeds, vol. i., p. 154). In 1776 he sold his Mendon 
property, and removed with his family to Chesterfield, N. H. (Ran- 
dall's History of Chesterfield.) He died in Littleton, N. H., after 
1800. His oldest child was born in Holliston ; the next ten in 
Mendon. The statement by Randall that he had a son Adam may 
be on authority of tradition. 

Children : 

i. Sheffield,* b. Nov. 2, 1752; was in Revolutionary service from 
Mendon (Mass. Archives). He is said to have removed to Ohio 
after 1800. (Letter, dated Nov. 24, 1875, from his nephew, Ben- 
jamin F. Partridge of DePeyster, N. Y.) 

il. Joseph, b. June 30, 1754; m. Nov. 15, 1778, Sarah, b. in Milford, 
Oct. 8, 1759, dau. of Capt. Samuel and Eunice (Corbett) War- 
ren. He was in Revolutionary service, from Milford (Mass. Ar- 

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chives). They resided in Milford until 1781, when they removed 
to Chesterfield, N. H., where they afterwards lived (Randall's 
Hist, of Chesterfield). He d. in 1817; and she d. in 1849. Chil- 
dren: 1. Caroline,^ b. May 30, 1779; d. Sept. 15, 1787. 2. Frusta, 
b. Mch. 18, 1781 ; m. Alexander Albee; resided in Littleton, N. H. ; 
children. 3. John Warreii, b. Dec. 16, 1782; d. Feb. 7, 1865; m. 
Mch. 4, 1807, Mary, b. Westmoreland, N. H., Jan. 24, 1788, d. Nov. 
23, 1869, dau. of Abiather and Mary Lincoln; settled in Peacham, 
Vt., soon after marriage, removing in 1811 to Burlington, Vt., 
where they afterwards lived ; six children. 4. Mehetabel, b. Dec. 
20, 1784; m. Calvin, son of Samuel and Sarah Gilson, of Chester- 
field, N. H. ; d. in 1857. 5. Joseph, b. Jan. 28, 1787; d. Sept. 29, 
1873; m. in 1811, Catharine, b. Aug. 2, 1791, dau. of Capt. Simon 
and Mary Willard, of Chesterfield, who d. Feb. 3, 1865 ; resided a 
number of years in Peacham, Vt., then removed to Osceola, Stark 
Co., 111., where they thereafter resided; six children. 6. Lyman, 
b. July 21, 1789; d. May 28, 1852; m, July 5, 1818, Theodosia 
Wood of Westmoreland, N. H., who was b. in 1794, and d. Jan. 
25, 1866; resided in Peacham, Vt. ; eight children. 7. Winslow, 
b. July 1, 1791 ; m. Lavernia Wood, of Westmoreland, N. H., sister 
of Lyman's wife; was a well-to-do manufacturer, of Watertown, 
N. Y., where he lived; children, but male line extinct. 8. Sarah, 
b. May 4, 1793; d. July 12, 1798. 9. Abel, b. May 17, 1795; m. 

Sylvia ; resided in Highgate, Vt. 10. Ora, b. June 4, 1798; 

m. Betsey, dau. of Levi Ware of Westmoreland, N. H. ; went to 
Covington, N. Y. 11. Samuel J, b. Nov. 22, 1800; d. Apr. 30, 
1884; m. Oct. 25, 1827, Lucretia, b. Nov. 9, 1801, dau. of Ziba and 
Nancy (Babbitt) Albee; resided in Chesterfield, N. H. ; three chil- 

iii. Eli, b. Dec. 30, 1756; d. Nov. 3, 1792; was in Revolutionary service 
from Mendon (Mass. Archives), and from Chesterfield, N. H. 
(Hammond's Rev. Rolls) . They resided in Chesterfield. His wife's 
name was Persis. Children: 1. Elkanah,^ b. Sept. 4, 1780; d. 
Mch. 3, 1858; nj. Jan. 9, 1809, Sarah, daughter of William Lee, of 
Antwerp, N. Y.', who was b. May 23, 1794, and d. Dec. 16, 1865; 
settled about 1811 in Dekalb, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., removing 
later to Macomb, N. Y. (same county), where they afterwards 
lived; eleven children. 2. Ira,h. Mch. 22, 1783; d. in infancy. 
3. Ira, b. July 19, 1785; went to Indiana after 1800, and d. there, 
unm., about 1817. 4. Azubah, b. Aug. 15, 1787; m. Joseph Hersey. 
5. Caroline, b. Oct. 21, 1789; m. James Wood. 

iv. Amos, b. Apr. 12, 1758 ; was in Revolutionary service from Mendon 
(Mass. Archives), and from Chesterfield, N. H. (Hammond's Rev. 
Rolls). He m. at Athol, Mass., Aug. 28, 1783, Sarah, b. Northfleld, 
Mass., Nov. 9, 1764, dau. of Capt. Ebenezer and Sarah (Janes) 
Harvey, of Northfleld, Mass., and later of Chesterfield, N. H. They 
resided in Athol until about 1800, thence removing to Chesterfield. 
He located at Peacham, Vt., about 1804, and at Keene, Essex Co., 
N. Y., before 1809. In 1826 they accompanied their son Benjamin 
F. Partridge to De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., where they 
thereafter resided. He d. at Ogdeusburg, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1844; and 
she d. at De Peyster, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1849. Children : 1. Hannah,^ 
' b. Aug. 23, 1784; m. Lane Hurd, of Keene, N. Y. ; children. 2. 
James Oliver, b. Mch. 3, 1786; d. July 11, 1869; resided in Jay, 
Essex Co., N. Y. ; m. Experience Snow; children. 3. Alpheus 
Moore, b. Aug. 27, 1787; d. May 19, 1873; resided in Keene, N. Y. ; 
children. 4. Sarah, b. July 26, 1789; d. Nov. 6, 1853; m. Dec. 16, 
1814, Moses Hardy, b. Fryeburg, Me., Feb. 16, 1787, d. Mch. 3, 
18G9; settled at De Peyster, N. Y. ; two children. 5. Bachel, b. 
Mch. 19, 1791; m. Benjamin Baxter; resided in Jay or Keene, 
N. Y. ; no children. 6. Polly, b. Aug. 12, 1792; d. Nov. 12, 1847; 
m. Capt. John Finch of Keene, N. Y. ; settled in 1826 at De Pey- 
ster, N. Y. ; children. 7. Amos, b. June II, 1794; d. Jan. 8, 1886; 
m. July 23, 1823, Abigail, b. July 30, 1800, d. Dec. 26, 1885, dau. of 

190 John Partridge aiid his Descendmits, [April, 

Capt. David and Mary (Chambers; Lewis, of Elizabethtown, N. Y. ; 
settled in De Peyster, N. Y. ; ten children. 8. Betsey, b. July 25, 
1796; d. Feb. 23, 1875; m. July 23, 1823, Jared, b. Mch. 12, 1802, 
d. Dec. 5, 1855, son of Silas and Sarah (Smith) Thayer; resided in 
Wilmington, N. Y. ; children. 9. Sophronia, b. April 17, 1798; d. 
Feb. 13, 1853; m. Adolplms, b. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 1, 1796, d. 
Nov. 12, 1853, son of Thomas and Alithea (Smith) Ruggles ; resided 
in Keene, Peru, Ogdensburg and Oswego, N. Y. ; Ave children. 
10. Arathusa, b. Feb. 27, 1800; d. in infancy. 11. Uli, b. Mch. 9, 
1801; d. Oct. 22, 1811. 12. Benjamin Franklin, b. Sept. 17, 1803; 
m. Keene, N. Y., Apr. 6, 1826, Mary Howard, b. Mch. 9, 1804, d. 
Jan. 19, 1878, dau. of Artemas and Esther (Cragin) Wheeler, of 
Temple, N. H. ; removed to De Peyster, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., 
in 1826; resided there, where he d. Aug. 21, 1893; ten children. 

13. AratJmsa, b. Oct. 30, 1805; d. Mch. 13, 1891; 1829, Adam, 
b. in Montrose, Susquehannah Co., Penu., son of Jacob and Elsie 
(Stawring) Fishbeck; resided in Macomb, N. Y. ; eight children. 

14. Rufus Harvey, b. Sept. 29, 1809; d. Nov. 29, 1844; m. Feb. 19, 
1835, Mary L., b. Dec. 5, 1816, d. Dec. 27, 1894, dau. of Moses and 
Betsey (Davis) King, of De Peyster, N. Y., where they resided; 
two children ; she ra. (2) Marvel M. Church, of Baldwinsville, N.Y. 

V. Mehetabel, b. July 7, 1759. 

vi. Maky, b. July 19, 1763; d. July 11, 1796; m. in 1780, Nathaniel, son 

of Lawrence Walton, of Chesterfield, N. H., where they resided, 

and he d. Apr. 25, 1817, aged 61. Children, 
vii. Rachel, b. May 5, 1765; d. Jan. 11, 1840; m. in 1786, Rufus, b. 

Northfield, Mass., Feb. 22, 1763, d. May 29, 1840, son of Capt. 

Ebenezer and Sarah (Janes) Harvey. They resided in Chesterfield. 

viii. Nathaniel, bapt. Jan. 28, 1767; m. Goodale, and removed to 

Littleton, N. H., where they lived. Several children. 
ix. John, b. Apr. 2, 1770; no further record. 
X. Abel, bapt. June 30, 1776; drowned at Bellows Falls, Vt. 
xi. Chakles, b. Oct. 30, 1776; m. in 1800, Miriam Cunningham, and re- 
moved from Chesterfield to Ohio (letter, dated Nov. 24, 1875, from 

his nephew, Benj. F. Partridge), 
xii. Adam. No further record. 

24. MosEs^ Partridge {Benonif John^ Johri^) was born in West Med- 
way, Aug. 28, 1733. He inherited one half of his father's home- 
stead in West Medway, and resided there until 1801, when he sold 
the place to his son Simeon, and removed to Upton, where he died 
Oct. 6, 1804. He was in the Colonial and Revolutionary service 
(Mass. Archives). He married, Sept. 9, 1755, Rachel, daughter of 
Ziba Thayer of Uxbridge. She died Sept. 6, 1812. 
Children : 

i. Freelove,* b. Feb. 11, 1757; m. June 29, 1778, David Pike. They 
settled in Rockingham, Vt. 

ii. Simeon, b. Feb. 28, 1760; m. 1784, Jerusha White of Franklin. He 
resided in West Medway, where he d. Jan. 9, 1832. His widow d. 
Mch. 23, 1834. Children: 1. Lijman,^ b. Nov. 21, 1785; d. Aug. 12, 
1805, unmarried. 2. Eiihu, b. Sept. 28, 1787; d. Oct. 13, 1848; m. 
(1) Nov. 7, 1810, Charlotte, b. Medway, June 17, 1788, d. Mch. 2, 
1833, dau. of Dr. Aaron and Jemima Wight; m. (2) Mch. 13, 1834, 
Maria, dau. of Capt. William Paine of Wellfleet. Five children. 

iii. Beulah, b. July 5, 1762; d. Mch. 1858; m. (1) Dec. 8, 1782, Elias 
Hay ward, Who. d. Oct. 22, 1783; m. (2) June 26, 1788, Daniel Fiske 
of Upton. 

iv. Tabitha, b. Apr. 30, 1765; m. July 5, 1801, James Johnson, and d. 
soon after. 

V. Clarissa, b. June 14, 1775; ra. (1) Jan. 11, 1795, Gregory Ide, who 
d. Aug. 6, 1798; m. (2) Oct. 23, 1799, Asa Childs. She resided at 
Upton and Foxboro', and removed to Pittsburg, Pa. 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 191 

25. Jonathan* Partridge {Jonathan,^ John^ John^') was born in Med- 

way, July 16, 1724. He married, Feb. 6, 1756, at Barre, Keziah 
Hastings. - Four children were born there ; but nothing is learned 
of him or his family after 1764. 

Children : 

i. Jonathan,* b. Feb. 21, 1757. 

ii. Jacob, b. Dec. 12, 1759. 

iii. Keziah, b. Apr. 29, 1761. 

iv. Lydia, b. July U, 1764. 

26. Jasper^ Partridge {Jonathan^ John^ Joh'n}) was born in Medway, 

April 15, 1732. He married first, at Barre, Oct. 12, 1756, Mary, 
born May 18, 1737, daughter of Jonas and Jane (Hall) Rice, of 
Worcester, and settled soon after at Guilford, Vt., where he after- 
wards lived. His first wife died in 1767; and he married second, 
Nichols, of Guilford. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Jonas.* 

ii. Thomas, removed to Boylstown, Oswego Co., N. Y., before 1786; 
later settled in Western Pennsylvania, and finally at Gustavus, 
Trumbull Co., Ohio, where he d. aged 70. Children: 1. George 
Wakeman,^ b. Sept. 19, 1786, in Boylstown, N. Y. 2. Jasper. 3. 
Samuel. 4. David. 5. Isaac. 6. yVilUam. 7. Mary. 8. Sarah. 
(Order of births may not be correct.) 

iii. Jasper. 

iv. Mary. 

V. A DAUGHTER, m. Lcwis Joy of Guilford, Vt. 

vi. David, b. Feb. 22, 1767; m. Mercy Smalley; resided in Guilford and 
Rockingham, Vt. Children: 1. OZive,^ b. May 26, 1790. 2. David, 
b. Feb. 14, 1792; d. Jan. 11, 1866; m. (1) July 2, 1812, Sophia 
Moore, b. July 6, 1792, d. Oct. 8, 1842; m. (2) Feb. 1, 1843, Eliza, 
b. Randolph, Vt., Nov. 24, 1807, d. Aug. 24, 1885, dau. of Roger 
and Elizabeth (Goodnough) Granger; resided in Randolph, Vt. ; 
eleven children (eight by first wife). • 3. Philena, b. June 7, 1794. 
4. Zoniah, b. Sept. 4, 1796. 5. Clarissa, b. Jan. 19, 1799. 6. 
Arial,h. May 5, 1803; d. Oct. 22, 1845. 7. Electa, b. Apr, 17, 1805. 
8. Jasper, b. Dec. 10, 1807. 9. Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1810; d. Aug. 20, 

Children by second wife : 

vii. Leonard. 
viii. Silas. 
ix. William. 
X. Samuel. 

27. SiLAS^ Partridge (Jonathan,^ John^ John}) was born in Medway, 

July 27, 1737. He married Abigail . They resided for a 

time at Peru, Mass. 

i. Meletiah,* b. Aug. 23, 1765. 

28. Thaddeus^ Partridge {Jonathan,^ John^ John}) was born in Med- 

way, Nov. 28, 1739. He married first, Dec. 8, 1763, Keziah Hard- 
ing of Medway ; and married second, Sept. 8, 1766, Thankful, 
born in Medway, June 4, 1748, daughter of Eleazer and Bathsheba 
(Barber) Adams. They resided in Barre, Mass., where their chil- 
dren were born. He died there in 1827. She died Jan. 6, 1830. 

192 John Partridge and his Descendants, [April, 

Children by second wife : 

John,* b. Dec. 30, 1767; d. June 2, 1836; m. Hannah, b. Apr. 20, 
1778, d. Sept. 22, 1850, dau. of Jonas and Thankful (Nourse) Rice. 
They resided in Barre. Children : 1. Jonas Bice,^ b. Nov. 1, 1798 ; 
d. Oct. 20, 1869; m. Jan. 2, 1826, Prudence H., dau. of John Winn of 
West Boylston; removed in 1831 to Jo Daviess Co., 111. ; children. 
2. Alvin Adams, b. Feb. 1, 1801; d. Sept. 18, 1870, unmarried. 3. 
Thomas Jefferson, b. Apr. 27, 1803 ; d. Feb. 15, 1855 ; m. Nov. 1830, 
Clara P., b. June 28, 1809, dau. of Roland Parkhurst of Hubbards- 
ton; removed to Whitside Co., 111., in 1838; two children. 4. Sa- 
rah Nourse, b. May 27, 1805; d. July 9, 1866; m. Dec. 1841, John 
Wilder, b. Oct. 13, 1812, d. Jan. 28, 1887, son of Charles F. and 
Huldah (Wilder) Ross, of Wendell; resided in Wendell; several 
children. 5. Manj Hall, b. May 4, 1807; d. May 8, 1871, unmar- 
ried. 6. James Madison, b. Aug. 30, 1809; d. Aug. 10, 1884; m. 
Mch., 1837, Louisa, b. Dec. 15, 1814, d. Apr. 28, 1889, dau. of Lu- 
cius and Mary (Woodis) Spooner, of Oakham ; resided in Worces- 
ter; five children. 7. Eliza Phipps, b. Dec. 5, 1811; d. June 12, 
1847, unmarried. 8. Charlotte, b. Oct. 27, 1814; d. Apr. 11, 1891; 
m. Oct. 27, 1837, John Page, b. Mch. 9, 1806, d. Dec. 4, 1884, son 
of Aaron and Mary Butterfleld, of Hardwick; resided in Oakham; 
children. 9. Ja7ie Rice, b.Bec. 31, 1816; d. May 13, 1863; m. Dec. 
24, 1837, Amory, b. Aug. 29, 1815, d. Dec. 20, 1884, son of Abel and 
Betsey (Hunt) Rice, of Marlboro' ; resided in Lake Mills, Wis. ; 
children. 10. John Franklin, b. Nov. 10, 1820; m. Nov. 14, 1853, 
Anna M. E., b. May 12, 1839, dau. of John William and Mary Eliza 
(Allen) Barton, of Shrewsbury; removed in 1860 to Owego, N. Y., 
where he has since resided ; ten children. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 12, 1770; d. Apr. 9, 1770. 

iii. Eleazer, b. June 24, 1771; d. Feb. 15, 1850; m. Abigail Johnson. 
They resided in Barre, where his children were born. They were : 
1. William,^ b. Mch. 1, 1801; d. Mch. 1, 1862; m. Betsey, b. May 
10, 1804, d. Mch. 5, 1871, dau. of Nathaniel and Esther (Johnson) 
Powers; removed to Wisconsin, about 1827; five children. 2. 
Nancy, b. Dec. 9, 1808; d. Mch. 22, 1875, unmarried. 3. Ezra, b. 
Feb. 1812; d. Apr. 1880, in Worcester, where he resided; m. Eve- 
lyn Howe, who d. June 1881 ; no children. 4. George A., b. Nov. 
22, 1814; d. Aug. 9, 1886; m. June 26, 1850, Caroline, b. Wilming- 
ton, Vt., May 10, 1823, d. May 19, 1883, dau. of Alpheus and Nancy 
(Conant) Simonds ; resided in Worcester ; no children. 5. Micajah 
Heed, b. Nov. 4, 1818 ; d. Apr. 30, 1887 ; m. May 3, 1850, Mary Jane, 
b. Berlin, Vt., Jan. 7, 1822, dau. of David B. and Lucy (Barker) 
Howe ; resided in Worcester ; no children. 

iv. Thankful, b. Mch. 21, 1774; m. (1) Forbes, son of William and 
Anna (Forbes) Oliver, of Barre. One child. She m. (2) Amos 
Herrick. No children. She resided in Barre. 

V. Keziah, b. May 12, 1776; d. Sept. 10, 1841; m. Apr. 4, 1798, Capt. 
Isaac Dennis, b. Jan. 26, 1775, d. Sept. 26, 1855. They resided in 
Barre. Children. 

vi. Patty, b. Feb. 19, 1779; d. Oct. 24, 1853; m. Nov. 8, 1804, Edmund 
Bangs of Barre. 

vii. Anna, b. Sept. 15, 1781; d. Aug. 7, 1851; m. Dec. 25, 1802, Rufus 
Holden, b. Mch. 28, 1774, d. Feb. 3, 1842. They resided in Barre. 
Six children. 

viii. Thaddeus, b. Apr. 6, 1784; d. Feb. 8, 1851; m. Dorothy Woodis of 
Oakham, where they resided. No children. 

ix. Polly, b. Apr. 11, 1788; d. Sept. 19, 1798. 

X. Arathusa, b. June 25, 1790; d. Apr. 13, 1875; m. May 30, 1820, 
Thomas Harlow, b. Aug. 9, 1772, d. Oct. 9, 1846. They resided in 
Barre. Two children. 

[To be continued.] 




1903.] Our Unglish Parejit Towns, 193 


By Oscar Fay Adams, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Little if any doubt exists as to the direct relation between this 
Suffolk town and the Massachusetts Framingham. That famous 
colonial magnate, Deputy-Governor Thomas Danforth, was born in 
English Framlingham, coming to New England with his father, 
Nicholas, in 1634. In his honor the settlement, incorporated in 
1700 as Framingham, received its name. The loss of the "1" from 
the name apparently did not occur in the passage overseas, for in a 
record of births, 1670-2, in the Middlesex County Records, is a 
reference to "iframlingham." 

The ancient home of the Framlingas, once known as Fremdllng- 
ham, "the town of strangers," is not a busy railway junction, like a 
portion, at least, of its only New World namesake, but merely an 
out-of-the-way little market town whose dwellings are clustered 
below the walls of a ruined castle and the tall grey tower of a spa- 
cious church. It is the terminus of the Framlingham spur of the 
Great Eastern Railway, a short line leaving the Ipswich and Lowes- 
toft division of that system at Wickham Market. 

The history of the place prior to the Norman Conquest is more or 
less legendary, but it is at least certain that this was the seat of the 
East Anglian kings, and that one of them. Saint Edmund, was 
besieged, here in 868 by the Danes, and after being captured was 
taken to the village of Hoxne near at hand, and there fastened to a 
tree and shot at with arrows till death came to his relief. After the 
Conquest, its history becomes substantial fact. In 1103, Henry the 
First gave Framlingham to Roger Bigod, and when the house of 
Bigod came to an end, in the reign of the First Edward, that mon- 
arch presented it to his son, Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk. 
For several centuries thereafter the town and castle of Framlino^ham 
belonged alternately to the dukes of Norfolk and the powerful How- 
ards ; the latest royal occupant of the castle being Mary Tudor, 
who went from here to be crowned at Westminster. In 1635, the 
castle and park were bought by Sir Robert Hitcham, who bequeathed 
them both to Pembroke College, Cambridge. 

The castle, a huge multangular structure whose immensely thick 
walls are over fifty feet high, while above them rise thirteen towers, 
stands on the northern outskirts of the town. Encircling it are two 
deep moats, not altogether dry in places, even yet, and overgrown with 

* Population : 2,525 (1891). 91 miles from London (Liverpool St. terminus of Great 
Eastern Railway). Parish church : St. Michael, register from 1560, living, a rectory , 
with Saxtead annexed. Other chj-irches and chapels : Unitarian ; Congregational ; Free 
Methodist. Schools: Albert Memorial College; Elementary. Weekly paper: Fram- 
lingham News. 1 bank. Market day : Saturday. 

VOL. LVII. 14 

194 Our English Parent Towns* [April, 

trees and bushes. Great masses of ivy with tree like stems cover 
much of the main w^all and clamber over the turrets. To the w^est 
of the stronghold is the small river Ore, w^hich in the Middle Ages 
vs^as dammed up to form a lake called the Mere, and thus add to the 
defences of the castle. Within the great courtyard, an old Tudor 
structure, many gabled and windowed, stands against the west wall, 
and until recent years was occupied as a poorhouse. A large park, 
famous for its oaks, once surrounded the castle save on the town 
side, but its site is now open field or tilled farmland. 

A short distance southwest of Framlingham castle is the parish 
church of Saint Michael, of flint and stone, with a west tower one 
hundred feet in height. It is mainly, though not wholly, Middle- 
Pointed in style and date, exhibiting curious as well as beautiful 
window tracery, and a handsome oaken roof above its lofty Third 
Pointed clearstory. The nave, entered from a south porch, and, 
with its aisles, divided from the choir by a solid wall, is the portion 
used for parish services, and except for the details already mentioned 
is not of especial interest. 

The choir, however, lighted by huge windows, and, with its aisles, 
much wider than the nave, is of more than ordinary importance. It 
is four bays long, and contains the great tombs of the Howards. 
Among these one turns first to that of the Earl of Surrey, poet and 
brave knight, sent to the scaflPold by Henry the Eighth. Upon its 
black marble surface are the recumbent statues of Surrey and his 
countess, and on the front are sculptured the kneeling figures of 
their two sons. This tomb is in the north aisle, and on the south 
side of the altar is the lofty tomb of Surrey's parents, Thomas How- 
ard, third Duke of Norfolk, and his wife, with their recumbent 
statues resting upon it. Just beyond this tomb is that of Sir Robert 
Hitcham, a black marble slab supported at the corners on the shoul- 
ders of four angels. The tomb of Surrey's friend, the Duke of 
Richmond and Somerset, who died in 1536, is north of the altar, 
and next it are the tombs, with recumbent eflfigies, of two duchesses 
of Thomas, fourth Duke of Norfolk. 

Save to northward, the town extends in all directions from the 
churchyard, the rectory being close at hand on the west. From the 
neighborhood of the railway the land rises gently, and the streets, 
in pursuance of an irregular plan, circle about each other, leaving 
a triangular open space in the centre, termed Market Hill. One 
thoroughfare describes almost an entire circle, so constantly does it 
change its course. Next the Corn Exchange, on the east side of 
Market Hill, is the pale lavender frontage of The Crown, the chief 
hotel of Framlingham, and not unattractive looking. Near it is The 
Crown and Anchor, seemingly a little larger than its rival. In the 
immediate vicinity are grouped the majority of the shops, though a 
few will be found in the street leading to the castle, east of the church, 
and yet others are clustered about a second small open space on the 

1903.] Our English Parent Toivns. 195 

farther side of the tiny Ore. On the slope of Bridge Street, which 
runs from the bridge over the river to Market Hill, is the " Old 
Meeting House, " a square, two-storied building of red brick, 
erected in 1703 and now occupied for worship by the Unitarians of 
Framlingham. Within a garden, passed on the way from the sta- 
tion, is the tomb of Thomas Mills, a native of Framlingham grate- 
fully remembered for his charitable bequests. 

A short half mile from the town centre, but seeming, with its 
clock tower, to form a part of the town when .viewed from the rail- 
way, is the Albert Memorial College, founded in 1864 in honor of 
the Prince Consort, whose statue adorns the terrace before the en- 
trance. The main structure, a very long edifice in a not altogether 
happy combination of red brick and light-colored stone, has ac- 
comodations for some three hundred boys. Near it are a chapel, 
with a small spire, and the residence of the headmaster, while at- 
tached to the institution are extensive grounds. 

Though under the control of the Church of England, a conscience 
clause exempts the sons of nonconformists from attendance at the 
college chapel and the parish church. The pupils, drawn from the 
middle classes, appeared to be exceptionally healthy, robust, happy 
looking lads, as the writer saw them in their playing fields. From 
the college an excellent view may be had of the picturesque castle, 
on its mound across the meadows of the Ore. 

An ancient local charity, established by Sir Richard Hitcham, 
who died in 1636, and whose monument we have already mentioned 
as in the church near that of the Earl of Surrey's parents, provides 
that six poor men and as many women of similar estate, living in 
the almshouses erected by the worthy knight from the fabric of the 
castle which he partially demolished, shall each receive six shillings 
a week and coals. This munificence is supplemented by the yearly 
o^ift of a coat to each man and a orown to each woman. 

The most widely known native of Framlingham in recent times 
is Sir Henry Thompson, the famous surgeon, and noted advocate of 
cremation. The clock in Saint Michael's tower was presented by 
him, as a memorial of his father, a much respected inhabitant of the 
town, who did much for the local Congregational cause. 

It is a pleasant stroll across the fields to Dennington, not quite 
three miles to northward, a place of much interest to the ecclesiolo- 
gist on account of the beautiful carvings in Avood and stone to be 
seen in the parish church of Saint Mary, which also contains the 
lordly monument of the Bardolphs. In Dennington, too, is said to 
be preserved one of the sand writing tables once used in the humbler 
village schools, even till the nineteenth century was well advanced. 
A little over two miles to the north-west of Framlino^ham is the 
small village of Saxtead, the living of which, a rectory, is attached 
to that of the town. Saxtead church, dedicated to All Saints, is 
of stone, with nave, chancel, south porch and belfry. 

196 Our English Parent Towns. [April, 


Framlingham sometimes appears as Framyngham in the records of five hun- 
dred years ago, but the omission of the " 1," in the New England town's name, 
can perhaps be attributed to the clipping of the East Anglian names, one of the 
best examples, perhaps, being the Norfolk parish of Wymondham, locally known 
as Wyndham. 

Eramlingham of the past was important from its having the Castle within its 
bounds, and even now that is its chief attraction to visitors. The modern col- 
lege established there gives but small benefit to the town or its people. 

It was mainly religious persecutions, rather than depression of trade, that 
forced the x>eople of this neighborhood to emigrate to New England in early 

30 June, 1626, a grant of the rectory of Eramlingham was made to the Earl of 
Suflblk, to present thereto Henry Meriton, M.A., the same being in his majesty's 
gift, by promotion of Dr. Dove, the present incumbent, to the Bishopric of 

Richard Golty was instituted 16 Sept., 1630, at the presentation of the Earl, 
having been curate there to Bishop Dove six years before. Golty married 
Deborah, daughter of Rev. Samuel Ward, of Ipswich, Eng., a brother of Rev. 
Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, New England, and uncle of Rev. John Ward of 
Haverhill, Mass. 

The father of Rev. Richard Golty was Edmund, a merchant of Ipswich, who 
died in 1614-15, and his will appears in Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 1, page 589. 

Golty is also mentioned in the will of Dr. Robert Bolton of Ipswich (Glean- 
ings, Vol. 1, p. 587), a son of the mother of Golty's wife, by a first husband. 

Another uncle of Deborah (Ward) Golty was the Rev. John Ward, rector of 
Dennington, a parish adjoining Eramlingham (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1405). 

In 1650, Golty refused to submit to the then existing government, and was re- 
moved, but recovered his living at the Restoration. 

In the chancel of the church, on a black marble slab, is " Here rests ye body 
of Rich Golty, Rector of this Church, Ob. May 27. A^. Dmi. 1678 set 74." 

Mary, aunt of Rev. Samuel Ward of Ipswich, Eng., married Samuel Waite of 
Wethersfield, Eng. Their son was Rev. Joseph Waite of Sproughton, near Ips- 
wich. His brother John Waite settled at Maiden, Mass. 

Rev. Joseph Waite, who died in 1670, in his will (Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 588) 
gives to his widow, Margaret, for her life, a house and lands in Eramlingham. 
She died in 1675, and the property went to Rev. Samuel Golty of Ipswich, Eng. 
The widow, Margaret Waite, was daughter of Rev. Matthew Lawrence, of the 
Tower Church, Ipswich, by his wife, Judith, daughter of Rev. John Harrison 
of Sudbury, Yami. On Rev. Joseph Waite's tomb at Sproughton the inscription 
reads : " Behold I come, Rev. xvi. 15—1. WAITE." 

At Campsey Ash the railway to Yarmouth branches off to Eramlingham, and 
the junction, Wickham Market Station, is two miles from Wickham Market. 
Bishop Wren was impeached in 1640, and in his defence spoke of the preacher 
at Wickham Market, Mr. W. Bridges, as "no graduate, not long since trans- 
lated from the common stage playing, to two Cures and a public lecture." 

At Wickham Market was located one of the founders and also one of the first 
leaders of the Antinomians— Zephaniah Smith and Rev. John Eaton. 

Wickham Market must not be confounded with Wickhambrook, which is near 
Sudbury, in Suffolk. At the latter place was located Rev. Samuel Cradock, 
nephew of Gov. Matthew Cradock, who was ejected from North Cadbury, 
Somerset. He organized a church in his house, and in 1672 was licensed as a 
Presbyterian preacher. He removed, in 1696, to Bishop Stortford, and became 
pastor of a Congregational church at Stanstead Mount Eichet. 

The Danforth family was located at Eramlingham (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 
1405), and Mr. John J. May, in his recent compilation on the family, has given 
a history of its English origin, including abstracts from the Eramlingham 

At Dennington was located the Kellam family, of which was Augustine Killam, 
who came to New England (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1403). Connected with this 
family was the family of Goodale, one of whom, Robert Goodale, came to New 
England in 1634 (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1403). 

1903.] Our English Parent Towns. 197 

Less than fifteen miles west of Fraralingham is Stowmarket. Here was 
located Rev. Thomas Prince, who fjraduated from Harvard in 1707, and went to 
England, 1 Apr., 1709, and preached for some time at Combs, abont two miles 
from Stowmarket. He returned to New England in 1717, and became colleague 
of Dr. Sewall, at the Old South Church, Boston. He published "Annals of 
New England," and collected a large library of early Americana, which is in 
the Boston Public Library. Another preacher at Combs was Rev. Richard 
Jennings, who sailed with Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, to New England, 1 June, 
1636. He returned to England in December, 1638, and settled at Combs in 
1647, but was ejected from there, for non-conformity, in 1662. He spent the 
last years of his life with three pious widows at Clapham, where he died 12 
Sept., 1709. 

Near Stowmarket is Needham Market, where was located the Rev. Thomas 
James, who was pastor of the church in Charlestown, in 1632. He returned to 
England in 1648 (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1357). 

Ten miles north of Framlingham, on the borders of Norfolk, is Meudham, and 
across the boundary, in Norfolk, is Wortwell. From the latter place came 
Thomas Fuller of Dedham, Mass. (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1406, and Register, 
Vol. 55, pp. 192, 410). At the present time the town of Harleston, Norfolk, in- 
cludes Rendenhall, and part of Mendham, for parochial purposes. Reference 
to this Fuller family is also to be found in the Gawdy manuscripts. Gawdy 
Hall, the former seat of a branch of the family, is located here. The head of 
the family at one time was Framlingham Gawdy (1589-1654), Sheriff of Nor- 
folk. His mother was Ann, daughter of Sir Charles Framlingham of Crowshall, 
Norfolk. This family can be traced back to William de Framlingham, time of 
Edward I. 

Ten miles north-east of Framlingham is Blythburgh, an ancient but decayed 
town. In 1644, John Read of Braintree, Mass., formerly of Weymouth and 
later of Rehoboth, with his wife Sarah gave a letter of attorney to receive any 
legacy, &c., from her father William Lessie of Blyborough, Suffolk (Aspinwall). 

Adjoining Blythburgli is Walderswick, or Walberswick, Suffolk. 6 Oct., 
1649, Thomas Pell of New Haven, chirurgeon, who married Lucie, late wife of 
Francis Brewster, of New Haven, constituted Nathaniel Brewster of Walders- 
wick his attorney. 

Nathaniel Brewster of New Haven was one of the earliest graduates of Har- 
vard. Early in 1651 a church was formed at Alby, Norfolk. Brewster was 
connected with this church from the first, but did not settle there till 1653. In 
1655 he went to Ireland on business of state. In 1654 an order of Council 
directed an augmentation of £36, for the better maintenance of Nathaniel 
Brewster, late minister of Netisheard and Irsted, Norfolk. 22 Apr., 1658, a 
petition of Nathaniel Brewster and others, to the Council, on behalf of several 
inhabitants of Fairfield and Long Isle, in New England, was received. He was 
settled at Brookhaven, L. I., in 1665, where he died in 1690, aged 95, according 
to a statement by a grandson to President John Adams. His first wife was 
probably Abigail, daughter of John Reynes of Edgefield, Norfolk; and his 
second wife, Sarah, daughter of Roger Ludlow. If Brewster was born in 1595, 
he graduated from Harvard at the age of 47. He is said to have received the 
degree of B.D. from Dublin University, but his name does not appear in the 
catalogue of graduates. 

One of the nearest sea-coast towns to Framlingham is Aldeburgh, reached by 
a branch railway from Saxmundham. This town is of interest from being the 
burial place of Thomas Graves of Charlestown, Mass., a sea captain, and first 
known as mate of the " Talbot" in 1629. He was also in Winthrop's fleet, and 
sailed frequently between Old and New England. 30 May, 1652, Parliament ap- 
pointed him captain of the frigate "President"; and in the next year, of the 
" St. Andrew," of 360 men and 56 guns. In an engagement with the Dutch, 31 
July, 1653, off the Suffolk coast, he was killed, and his body was brought ashore 
at Aldeburgh, and buried there the same day. 28 Oct., 1653, Parliament granted 
£1000 to his widow and children. 

Framlingham Castle is not the only ruin of interest in the neighborhood. Old 
Hall, Parham, about two miles from Framlingham, is an interesting structure. 
From Parham came John Stowers of Watertown (Middx. Deeds, Vol. I., p. 16). 
It is also probable that Nicholas Stowers, of Charlestown, came from that 
vicinity, as his son Richard was married to Hannah, daughter of Henry, Frost 
of Ipswich, Suffolk. 

198 Descendants of Samuel Williams, [April, 

Less than fifteen miles north-east of Framlingham, on the railway to Yar- 
mouth, is the villap:e of Brampton, from which place came Benjamin Cooper of 
Salem, with his family in 1637 ; but he died within a year. 

William Cockran, w^'ho came to Hingham, Mass., in 1635, and who had re- 
turned to bring his wife and children, was from Southwold, Suffolk, about 
thirteen miles from Framlingham. 

Edmund Thompson, of Salem, Mass., is said to have come from the neigh- 
borhood of Framlingham, where he had married Martha, sister of Rev. John 
Fisk, and to have been a son of John Thompson of Holkham, Norfolk, near 
Wells. He later was a sea captain at Great Yarmouth, Eng. 

As before stated, the main cause of emigration from Framlingham was the 
religious differences and non-conformity to the decrees of Bishop Wren, and 
others, in church matters. 

The account of Sir William Russell, Treasurer of the Navy, for the ship money 
tax for 1637, shows £142,297 received, £5,000 in the hands of the Sheriffs, and 
over £50,000 unpaid. The Sheriff of Suffolk gives in his returns of defaulters 
to the tax, under Hundred of Loes, Framlinghnm, "Francis Baylie gone with 
his family to New England." There is no record, however, of Baylie's arrival, 
unless Francis Balle, of Dorchester and Springfield, was the individual; but 
this is not probable, as Balle seems not to have had any family when he came. 
The fate of Baylie was probably more fortunate than tliat of Robert Bond, of 
the adjoining parish of Swefling, of whom it was recorded, for the same offence, 
"hanged and his goods seized upon." 

Framlingham contributed in other ways than by the ship-money tax to the 
building of the King's navy, as we find numerous entries, in the State Papers of 
this time, of the large amount of timber cut in the vicinity of the town for 
Navy purposes. 



By John Oliver Williams, Esq., of New York City. 

Samuel^ Williams was one of the early settlers of Groton, Conn. He 
is supposed to have come direct from Wales to Groton, but this is family 
tradition only. Nothing further is yet known of him, or as to the date of 
his birth or death, or whom he married. He may have removed from Mass., 
or R. I., to Conn., and have belonged to the line of Robert Williams of 
Roxbury, 1637. 

Children : 

2. i. Samuels'^ of Groton, Conn. 

ii. Henry. No further record. There was a Henry who lived near 
New Salem, Conn. 

2. Samuel^ Williams {Samuel})^ of Groton, Conn., the date of whose 
birth and death is unknown, married. May 28, 1758, at Groton, 
Conn., Mrs. Margaret (Huntington) Tracy, of Norwich, Conn. 
(Groton Town Records.) She was probably his second wife; his 
first wife is unknown. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Samuel,^ b. prob. about 1746. 

3. li. Oliver, b. about 1748; d. Dec. 12, 1833, age about 85 years, 
ili. Christopher, b. prob. about 1750. 

iv. Lucy, b. prob. about 1752. 
V. Esther, b. prob. about 1754. 

Children by second wife, recorded in Groton : 

vi. Jeremiah, b. May 28, 1759. Lost at sea. 

4. vii. Temperance, b. Sept. 7, 1761; m. Gurdon Huntington. 

1903.] Descendants of Samuel Williams, 199 

viii. Cornelius, b. Mar. 20, 1763. 
ix. Margaret Griswold, b. June 5, 1766. 
5. X. Ebenezer, b. June 6, 1768-9; m. Martha Porter, 
xi. Mary, b. June 12, 1770. 
xii. Elisha, b. Oct. 13, 1773. 

3. Oliver^ Williams {^Samuel^ Samuel^), the exact date and place 

of whose birth is unknown, died Dec. 12, 1833, aged about 85 yrs. 
He was one of the early settlers of Sunderland, Franklin County, 
Mass., and married there, Nov. 19, 1775, Zariah, born July 17, 
1754, died Aug. 31, 1830, daughter of Zebulon (born in Windham, 
Conn., 1718, died 1798) and Eunice (Field) Ballard, of Sunderland. 
Oliver Williams, about 1805, was accustomed to visit relatives in 
Norwich, Conn., and to take with him his son Oliver, Jr., who later 
told about the visits. As Zebulon Ballard emio;rated from Windham 
to Sunderland, and Oliver Williams followed later, it is not unlikely 
they came from the same vicinity. 

Children, born in Sunderland, Mass. : 

i. Polly,* b. Dec. 13, 1776; m. Capt. Noahcliah Leonard. , 
ii. Oliver, Jr., b. Apr. 18, 1797; cl. Au^cf. 2, 1873; grandfather of the 
compiler. He left no family records whatever, only the tradition 
that he was descended from Roger Williams of Providence. 

4. Temperance^ Williams (Samuel,^ Samuel^), born Sept. 7, 1761, 

married Dec, 25, 1785, Gurdon Huntington. (See Huntington 
Genealogy.) They lived in Windham, Conn., and Walpole, N. H. 
Children : 

i. Mary Buckingham Huntington, b. Windham, Conn. , Aus;. 29, 1787 ; 

m. Nov. 9, 1806, Ephraim Brown of Westmoreland, N. H., and 

lived in Bloomfield, 0. She d. there, Feb., 1862. They had eight 

children. (See Huntington Gen.), 
ii. Marvin Huntington, b. Feb. 14, 1789; m. (1) Feb. 14, 1822, in 

Bloomfield, O., Mary Goodenow. She d. Oct. 30, 1827; and hem. 

(2) Sylvia G. Harris of Buflalo, N. Y., May 11, 1828. 
iii. Eunice Ripley Huntington, b. Nov. 10, 1790; m. William Palmer 

of New Hartford, N. Y. 
iv. Ralph Ripley Huntington, b. Feb., 1792; d. unmarried. 
V. Elizabeth Mason Huntington, b. Feb. 26, 1794; m. Aug. 29, 1823, 

Francis Proctor of Manchester, Mass. No children, 
vi. Nancy Amanda Huntington, b. July 15, 1797; m. Nov. 18, 1819, 

Milo Harris of Buffalo, N. Y. 
vli. Joseph Morgan Huntington, b. Dec. 8, 1799; d. unmarried, 
viii. GuRDON William Huntington, b. July 6, 1804; m. Sept. 27, 1832, 

Brissa A. Smith of New Hartford, N. Y. They lived in Canton, O. 

5. Ebenezer^ Williams (Samuel,^ Samuel^), born June 6, 1768, in 

Groton, Conn., married, July 7, 1794, Martha Porter, born Jan. 12, 

1774. He died in Painesville, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1844, and she died 

July 27, 1851. They lived awhile in Windsor, Conn., and then 

removed to the Western Reserve, and settled in Painesville. 

Children : 

i. Ehoda,* b. Jan, 28, 1796. 

ii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 2, 1798. 

iii. George, b. Apr. 20, 1799. 

iv. Henry, b. Apr. 9, 1801. 

V. William, b. June 2, 1803. 

vi. Franklin, b. Apr. 16, 1805. 

vii. Martha Tudor, b. Dec. 4, 1807. 

viii. Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1811. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 21, 1814. 

X. Champion, b. Apr. 2, 1821. 


Lived in Cleveland, 0., where de- 
scendants now reside. 

200 Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, [April, 

The compiler can furnish all descendants, to date, of the foregoing 
children, and hopes to hear from descendants in other lines. 

On Dec. 24, 1842, Ebenezer^ Williams gave a statement to his 
son George, as follows : 

" The Father of Ebenezer Williams, was Samuel Williams who 
had only one Brother, by the name of Henry Williams. Their 
Father's name was Samuel, who came to this country from Wales in 
England, and settled in New England opposite New London, Conn. 

Jeremiah, Cornelius and Elisha were own Brothers to Ebenezer 
Williams ; Temperance, Margaret and Mary, were own Sisters of 
Ebenezer Williams. Samuel, Oliver and Christopher, were half 
Brothers of Ebenezer Williams. Lucy and Esther, half Sisters of 
Ebenezer Williams. Margaret Huntington, who was own mother 
to Ebenezer Williams, m. for her first husband — Tracy — by whom 
she had one son Solomon. 

For her second husband she m. Samuel Williams, by whom she 
had, Jeremiah, Cornelius, Ebenezer, Elisha, Temperance, Margaret, 
and Mary. Jeremiah was supposed to have been lost at sea." 

A copy of the foregoing statement was received by the compiler 
from Henrietta Porter of New York City, a descendant, and another 
copy from Rufus L. Perkins of Erie, Pa., also a descendant. 

CENTRE, MASS., FROM 1754 TO 1850. 

Communicated by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Concluded from page 75.] 

In Memory of | William Jackson | who Departed | this Life Nov'' 25^^ | 
1785, aged 20 Mon ] ths & 20 Days Son | of M"" Ephraim «& | M^^ Re- 
bekah Jack | son & grandson to | M"^ William and M*"^ Elizabeth Little. 

Jonas L. Jenerson J'^ | Son of Mr Jonas & | Mrs Abigail Jenerson | 
died July 22, 1808 ; | aged 3 months & 10 days. 

Mr Moses \ Jennerson, | died | Sept 24, 1842, | ^t. 87. | Erected by 
Thomas Jennerson. 

Mrs. Sarah, | wife of | Moses Jennerson, | Died | Oct. 10, 1843, | Mi 

Harriet A. | Dau. of | Elizabeth | Jenkins, | Died | July 30, 1849, | 
^t 20 Months. 

In I memory of | Annamaria Dau. of | Mr. Thomas & Mrs. | Maria Jen- 
nerson I Who died April 4, 1816, | Aged 3 months. 

. Jewett Shaft 

Forestus A. | Died July 3, 1838 i Mi 5 mos. 
Joel M. I Died July 23, 1838 | ^t. 10 yrs. 
Martha A. | Died Oct. 20, 1845, | Mi 16 yrs. 
Sarah E. | Died June 3, 1846, | Mi. 2 yrs. 
Abbie J. j Died Oct 10, 1846 I ^t. 20. 

1903.] InsciHptions at Shirley Centre, 201 

In I memory of | Joel Jinkins son of | Mr. David and Mrs. | Esther 
Jinkins | who died Dec^ 24 | 1812, Aged 3 y | 2 m ; 21, d. 

In memory of | Phena ; Dau^' of | Mr David Ji"kins, and | Mrs Esther 
his wife. | Who died | May 27 1815 | Aged 1 day 

Daniel Kelsey | died 1 July 26, 1821. | aged'47 years 

In I Memory of I Capt. John Kelsey, | who died | Nov. 3, 1822 | in the 
79 year | of his age. 

In memory of | Mrs Martha Kelsey | wife of | Mr John Kelsey, | who 
died Jan 22, | 1774 ^t 57 years | In memory of | Mr John Kelsey, | who 
died Nov | 1, 1780 | ^t 85 | years. 

In memory of | Mrs. | Mary ] relict of Capt. John Kelsey, | who died 
Jan. 24, 1825 ; | in the 77 year of | her age 

Sarah Kelsey | died May 31, 1847, | aged 72 years. 

Albert S. Kemp | Died | Aug 30, 1848, | Aged 31 years. 

In I Memory of | James Kendall | Son of | Mr. Enoch & Mrs. | Lj^dia 
Kendall | who died Feb. 21, 1801 ; | Aged 5 months 

Lydia, | widow of | Enoch Kendall, | Died | July 14 1812, | M 72 yrs. 
Stephen Kendall Devon, N. H. 

Erected | In Memory of | Salley Kendall | Daughter of Mr. Enoch & | 
Mrs. Lydia Kendall ! who died | Got 14, 1818 1 ^t 6 years & 2 months 

George Kezer, | Died of Small Pox | Dec. 9, 1849 ; | Mt 34 

In memory of | M"^ Moses Kezor | Who Departed this life | May 17*^ 
1778 I in the 68^^ year | of his age. 

Mr. I Moses Kezar | died July 5, 1823, | ^t. 32. | Mrs. Celenda, | wife 
of I Mr. Moses Kezar, | died oct. 23, 1845, | ^t 52. 

In memory of | M'^^ Sarah Kezor | the Wife of | M'' Moses Kezor | who 
Departed this life | June the B*'^ 1776 | aged 62 Years 9 Months | and 5 

In Memory of | Tho^ Killacutt | Son of M'' Tho^ | Killacutt & W^ \ Sarah 
his wife,) | Who died Jan'-y | 19'^ 1782. Aged | 1 year laking 10 | Days 

Lucy Jane King | born | Get. 28, 1835, | died | Jan. 17, 1837 

Nathan King | born I Jan. 30, 1790, | died | June 23, 1850. 

Nathan W. King 1 (a returned Soldier of | Company D 9*^^ Reg*'^ of I 

Inft of the Armey to Mexico) 1 died Sept. 11, 1848, | Mi. 21. 

In Memory of | the Widow Mary Larrab^ | wife of M^ Sam^ Larrabee | 
late of Lunenburg Deceast 1 Formily the wife of M'" | William Simonds 
late of I Shirley Decest who Died | Dec^ V^ 1786 in the | 76*^ year of her 

Jane W. | died Feb. 8, 1829, | Mi. 7 ys. | 1 mo & 16 ds. | Rachel G. | 
died Feb 5, 1829, | Mi 5 ys. 2 mo. & 15 ds. | Daughters of Mr Gliver | & 
Mrs. Rachel Lauijhton 

Mary Ann, | dau^ of Gliver | & Sarah | Lawton, | died Sept. 8, 1814, | 
^t 8 mos. 18 days. 

Mary P. | wife of | Gliver Lawton | died Apr. 11, 1848, | ^t. 49. 

Sarah, | wiJeof | Gliver Lawton, | died Ma: 24, 1828, | Mi. 54. 

This I Momment is | Erected in memory of | Mrs. Elizabeth Little, | 

relict of Mr. William Lit- | tie who departed this life 3. Aug. 1802, in | 
the 84^^ year | of her | age. 

202 Inscriptions at Shirley Centre. [April, 

In Memory of | Mrs Jean Little | the Consort of | M^ Thomas Little | 
that Lived in Lunenburg | who Denarted this | Life September the | 29^ 
A. D. 1783 : | Aged 81 Years. 

Miss I Jenny Little | Died | July 2, 1845 | Aged 75. 

In memory of | Cap. John Little | of Lunenburg | who died | Dec. 13, 

In Memory of | Joseph Little Son | of M'' John Little & | M*"^ Margaret 
his wife | who departed this | Life April 26*^ 1776 | aged 8 years 3 month^ | 
and 23 days. 

In memory of | Mrs. Margaret Little, | relict of | Capt. John Little, | 
Who died Dec. 16, 1834 ; Aged 90. 

In I Memory of | Sukey Little, | daughter of Lieut. | Wallis & M^* 
Jenne | Little; who died | Dec 24*^ 1791 | aged 7 months | and 4 days. 

Erected | in memory of | Mr. Thomas Little | late of Peterborough who | 
died 6th June | 1808 | aged 81 | years. 

Here lies the Body of M^' | Thomas Little, who departed | this Life 
Janu^ 2*^ A. D. 1767 I Supposed to be in the 79*^ | Year of his Age. 

Memento Mori, | 

Here lies the Body of | Thomas Little Batchelo'^ | of Arts Son of M''. 
William 'Little & M^^ | Elizabeth his Wife Who | Departed this life 
August the 3 P^ 1771, in I the 22^. Year of his Age. 

Erected | in Memory of | Mr William Little, | who died 20 July 1797, | 
Aged 77 years lacking | one day. 

Erected to the Memory | of Mrs Catherine Liv | ermore, Consort of | 
Mr Oliver Liverraore I who Departed this life | June 11*^ 1800 aged 63 | 
years 2 months and | 9 days. • 

In Memory of | Mr | Daniel Livermore | who died | July 27, 1821 | in 
the 58 year of | his age. 

Erected | in memory of | John Livermore, | Son of Mr. Jonas & | Mrs 
Polly Livermore, | who died Feb. 6*^^, | 1810, | Aged 9 years 7 | months, 
and 13 | days. 

Lucinda | wife of | David | Livermore, | Died | Oct. 4, 1847, | ^t 67. 

In Memory of | Mrs Lucy Livermor® | the wife of | Mr Daniel Liver- 
more, I who died Oct 28 1794 | aged 28 years 6 months | & 26 days 

Lucy H. I Livermore | Died | Dec. 26, 1846, | ^t 24. 

In memory of | Mr. | Nathaniel Livermore, | who died Jan. 20, 1830 ; | 
Ml 64 

Erected | to the Memory of | Mr Oliver Livermore, | who departed this 
life I June 16^^ A. D. 1782 | aged 46 years 11 months | and 1 day. 

Sally I Livermore j Died | Sept. 24, 1843, | Mi 42 

Walter Livermore | Son of Mr. Jonas, | & Mrs Polly Liv- | ermore, died 
Dec. I an, 18)0. aged | 3 months | &45 days. 

In Memory of | Mr. | Abel Longley | who was killed by the fall | of a 
tree j a , 1828; | ^t 67 

In Memory of, | Ame Longley the Dau'* | of M^ Joshua Lonorley | 
and M' Bridget his wife, | who Died August the 9, | 1777 in the 4*^ Year | 
of her age. 

Anna B. | wife of | Jonas Longley, | Died | March 24, 1850, | aged 50. 

1903.] Inscriptions at Shirley Centre, 203 

Capt. Artemas Longley | Died | July 10, 1824 \ Mi 37 yrs. 

Artemas, | Son of Artemas | and Desire Longley, | died 2^ mo. 8, 1816 ; | 
iEt. 16 weeks. 

In Memory of | Miss Betsy Longley | who died | Oct. 30, 1820 ; | ^t. 30. 

In Memory of | Charles Longley | Son of Mr. Joseph | & Mrs. Pamela 
Longle^ I who died | April 21, 1821. | Aged 2 years & 7 | months. 

Charles A. | only | Son of | Artemas & Roxanna W. | Longley, died | 
at Nashua N. H. fMay 26, 1845, | aged 3 yrs & I 3 mos.' 

Edward M, | Son of Artemas & | Roxanna W. | Longley, died | in 
Nashua N. H. | Nov. 12, 1842, | m. 2 yrs. 10 | Mos. 19 ds. 

In memory of, M^^ | Esther Longley Wife of | Ensg. Jonas Longley | 
She Departed this life | June the 5"^ 1767 | in the 37"^ Year | of her age. 

In I memory of | Mrs. | Hannah Longley, | wife of | Mr Abel Longley, | 
who died | Feb 27, 1825 ; | ^t •) 

In Memory of | Mr. Horace Lons^ley, | Son of | Mr Joseph & | Mrs 
Molly Longley, | who died | Sep. 25, 1819 ; | ^t. 28. 

In Memory of | Ivory Longley, | who died | Jan. 11, 1808 | ^t 33 | 
Exe. by David Sawtell \ $18, 29^"^^ 

Jane P. | wife of | Phineas A. \ Longley | Died | Aug. 27, 1847, | ^t 35. 

In Memory of | M^ Jonas Longley J^ | Who was thrown by a | Horse 
on the 20^^^ of April 1781 | & Expired I in a few hours in the \ 29*^ year of 
his age. 

This Monument | is Erected | in memory of | Ensn. Jonas Longle^ | who 
died 24 Sept. | 1799 in the 88th | year of his age. 

In Memory of | Mr Joseph Longley, | who died | Sep. 20, 1813 ; | in the 
54 year | of his age. 

In I Memory of j Mr Joseph Longley | Who died | Sep. 24 1826 ; | in 
the 38 year of | his age. 

Joshua Longley | Born at Groton, Mass. | July 23, 1751, | Died at Shir- 
ley, I Nov. 7, 1814. I Bridget Melvin, | His wife | Born at Concord, Mass. | 
Dec. 9, 1751, | Died at Shirley | Feb. 27, 1817. 

In Memory of | Louinah Longley Dau^ | of M"* Joshua Longley | & M""^ 
Bridget his Wife| Who Died Aug^ the ll'^^ | 1777 in the 7*^^ Year | of her 

In Memory of | Lydia Longley dau. | of Joshua Longley Esq^ | and Mrs 
Bridget his | wife died Jan. 5*^ | 1795 aged 2 years | 7 months & 5 days. 

In Memory of | Miss Mary Longley, | Dau. of | Mr. Joseph & | Mrs 
Molly Longley; | who died | Oct. 27, 1817 | Mi 20. 

In Memory of | Mrs. Mary Longley the Widow | of M^ Joseph Longley | 
who Departed this Life | Jau^ the First 1776 | aged 52 years & 4 Months 

In I Memory of | Mrs. Mary Longley, | wife of Mr. Luther Longley, 
who died | July 21 1813 : | Aged 23 years 9 m. 7 d. 

In Memory of | Mrs. Molly Longley. | wife of | Mr. Joseph Longley, 
who died | Nov. 12, 1819 ; | in the 51 year | of her age. 

In Memory of, Olive Longley, Daug'^ of | Capt. Edmund Long | ley & 
M'^^ Alice his Wife | who died Jan^ 22^^ | 1778 | aged 1 Year 3 Months | 
ai d 4 Days. 

.^n Memory of, | Mrs Olive Longley | the Dau^ of, | M^ Joseph Longley 

204 Inscriptio7is at Shirley Gentre, [April, 

and M""^ Mary his Wife | Who Departed this life \ Jan^ the 2P* 1776 m 
the I 19 Year of her age. 

Rebecca, | Wife of | William Longlej, j Died | Apr 7, 1821, | Aged 52. 

In I memory of | Miss | Roxey Longley | who died | Sep. 16, 1820 ; | 
JEit, 28. 

Salley Longley, | dau. of Mr Asa & | Mrs Sarah Longley | died 19 Aug. 
1798 I aged 4 years 3 | months & 12 days. 

In Memory of | Mr, Samuel H. | Longley, | who died | Aug. 19, 1820 ; | 
^t. 20. 

In Memory of | Mrs Sarah | wife of | Mr. Asa Longley, | who died | 
Aug. 29,1820; I ^t 54. 

In ! Memory of | Mr. William Longley, | who died | Jan^ 9, 1813 | in 
the 75 year of his | Age. 

In I Memory of | Cap. Wm. Mcintosh | Who died | Oct. 14, 1823 ; | ^t. 

In I Memory of | William M'intosh | Jun^ Son of Ensign William | &! 
Mrs. Abigail M'Intosh, | died May 2 1814: Aged 4 years. 

In Memory of | M'' John Madden | Who Departed this j Life Septem' 
the 4th I i77g I ^gg^ go years. 

Here lies the | Body of M^^ Agnis the | wife of M^ | John Moors who | 
departed this Life | July 29t^ 1757 | in the 89*^ year | of her Age. 

Here lies the Body of : M^ Heugh Moors | who departed this Life | Ma^ 
28, 1758 I In the 44*^ year | of his Age. 

Here Lies the | Body of M'" | John Moors who | departed this Life | Ma] 
8*h 1758 I in the 96"^ year | of his age. 

Here lies the Body of | M"" Jonathan Moors, who | departed this Life | 
June 18*^ 1765. In the | 37"^ year of his AgQ. \ And also the Body | of W^\ 
Sybil Moors ; wife of | M"" Jonathan Moors, who | departed this Life 
June 18*'^ 1763 in the [ 3P* year of her age. 

In I memory of | Phinehas Moors, Son I of M** Jonathan & | M""^ Susannj 
Moors; | who Died Augt. 12"\ | 1764 aged 3 days. 

Almond Morse | Born | Dec. 31, 1799, | died | April 14, 1842. 

Lucinda, | wife of | Almond Morse. | Born Sept 19, 1802, | died Aug^ 
7, 1832 

Sarah Elizabeth | Daughter of | Mr. Maurice & | Mrs. Sarah O'Connor, j 
died July 21, 1826, | Aged 6 months. 

Erected | in memory of | Mr. Abel Page, who | died in Lunenburg | Dec. 
7, 1804. I in the 46 year of | his age. 

Here lies the I Body of Miss Betty | Page Dau^ of M^ [ Simon and M''^ | 
Hannah Page, who | departed this Lif e | Jan^ 10*^ 1776 In | the 12*^ 
year of | her age 

In I Memory of | Edson Page, | Son of Mr. Simon & | Mrs. Mary Page, | 
died Aug. 29,^1813 ; | Aged 1 day. 

In memory of | Hannah Page | daughter of M^ | Simon Page ^^^" & | 
Mrs Eliz^h his | wife, who died | May 31^* 1777 j aged 3 mon 

Here lies the | Body of M*" James | Page Son of M^ j Simon Page and | 
M^^ Hannah his | wife, who departe*^ | this Life Sep* 23^^ | 1775 In the 32^ | 
year of his age. 

1903.] . Insmptions at Shirley Centre. 205 

Erected | in Memory of | Mrs Lydia Page | wife of Mr Abel Page | 
who died in Lunenburg | Feb. 9, 1805, | in the 41 year | of her | age. 

In Memory of | Peter Page, | the Son of M'^ Simon and 1 M'^^ Hannah 
Page I AVho Deed July y« 8, | 1773 | in the 12 Year of his age. 

In Memory of Sibel Page | the Dau^ of Mr Simon Page P | & | Mrs 
Elizabeth his wife who | Died Jan^^ 18*^ 1784 in the | 15*^ year of her Age. 

In Memory of | Two infant twins a son & | a daughter of Mr Thomas | 
and M'^"^ Rosanna Park, | who was born 19^^ & | died 'I'l^ day of April | 


Erected | in memory of | Martha Park daug*^ | of M'' Thomas Park | & 
M^'^ Rosanna his | wife; who died Jan^ | 10*^ 1783 aged | 11 weeks. 

Parker Tomb, 1815. | 

Mrs Abigail Parker | 1719, 1803. | 

Mrs Emma Cummings. | 1750, 1823. | 

John Newell | 1761, 1820. | 

Miss Abigail Parker. | 1779, 1801, | 

Mrs Sarah Parker. | 1745, 1829. | 

James Parker Esq. | 1744, 1830. | 

Mrs Sarah E. Jones | 1768, 1844. | 

Mrs Sally Fales. | 1807 1845* 

Ebeuezer | Parker | died | April 6, 1843 | ^t. 48. 

In Memory of | Mr Jonas Parker, | who departed this life | February 
15, 1794; I Aged 43 years | and 8 months. 

Mary Ann, | wife of | Ebenezer Parker | Died | July 29, 1847 | ^t. 42. 

Sophia I wife of | Doctor Luther Parker | Died | Dec. 27, 1801, | ^t, 21. 

Harriot Patterson | dau. of Lieut. John | Patterson, and Mrs | Lucy his 
wife died | Jan 5*^^ 1797 | aged 14 days. 

Erected | In | Memory of [ Mr. | liezekiah Patterson | who died I Sept. 
5, 1825 ; I ^t 58 yrs & 8 days. 

In Memory of | Mr John Patterson | who died 18 June 1797 I in the 74 
year of his | age. 

Susie P. I Dau. of Stuard & | Priscilla B. Phelps. | July 15, 1843, 1 Nov. 
29, 1843. 

In memory of | Elbridge | Son of | Mr. Willard & Mrs. | Lucy Porter 
who died | March 16, 1821 ; | Mi. 7 years & 9 ms. 

Jane Augusta j daughter of | Willard and | Lucy Porter, | died Aug. 16, 
1843 I aged 17 years. 

Lucy Lee I dau. of David & I Svlvia A. Porter, I died I Auo-. 7, 1847, I 
Mt 5 m. 7 d. 

Mrs Lucy L. | wife of | Willard Porter | died | March 20, 1847, [ iEt. 61. 

In memory of \ Sarah Ann | Daughter of | Mr. Willard & Mrs. Lucy 
Porter ; | who died | Feb 5, 1821 ; | ^t 10 years & 6 mo. 

Here Lies | The Body of | Eunice Powars | y^ Daugliter of Lev* | Jerah- 
meel Powars & | Eunice his Wife, who | Departed this Life | Apr. y® 20^^ 
1756 I Beino; one Year & 8 I Months & 25 days old. 

* There are other names after 1850. 

206 Inscr'iptions at Shirley Centre, [April, 

In Memory of | M^'^ Eunice Pratt, | the wife of | M^ Eben"" Pratt Jun''. | 
who died December 27"' | 1792 Aged 23 Years | 1 month and 21 days. | 
Also their daughter who died | the same day aged 13 days. 

In Memory of | Mrs. | Hannah Pratt, | who died | Sept. 6, 1838, | ^t. 76. 

In I Memory of I John Pratt, Son of 1 M^ Eben^ Pratt J^' I and M'^^ 
Eunice | his wife who Died | June 26, 1789 | aged 7 weeks | & 4 days 

Sarah Z. Rice | Born | Aug. 17, 1836, | Passed away | Aug. 21, 1849. 

In memory of | Mrs Edeith, | wife of | Mr John Rockwood, | who died | 
I May 24, 1826 ; | Aged 45. ^^ 

Here Lies y^ | Body of Eunice | Sawtell Daughter | of Hezekiah 
Saw I tell who Departed | This Life oct"^ y^ 27"' | 1756 in y« 7"' year of 
here age. 

Phinehas Sawtell | Son of Mr Richard | Sawtell & M''« | Elizabeth his 
Wife I Who died Sept. 20 | 1775 aged 2 | years & 8 months. 

In memory of | Capt. John M. | Shervvin, j who was burned in a pa j per 
mill in this Town, | June 16, 1837 ; | iEt. 28. 

In Memory of | Mr William Simonds | who Died April y^ 18^^ 1758 | 
in the 50"' Year | of his age 

In Memory | of | M'"* Abgail Smith, | the wife of | M"". Ezra Smith j who 
died March 7"' 1790 | in the 47 year | of her age. 

In memory of | Mr Ezra Smith, | who died June 13, 1793 | aged 39 years. 

Erected | in Memory of | Miss Jerusha Smith, | Dau Capt Silvanus | & 
M'"'^ Agnes Smith ; | She died Dec 30 1789 | aged 14 years | and 3 months. 

This Stone is Erected | by Nathan Smith Esq"^ | to the Memory of | Mrs 

Rebecca Smith | wife of | Mr Nathan Smith | who died Feb. | in y® 

67*^ year of - — 

George | Spaulding, | died | June 12, 1847 ; | Aged 40 yrs 3 months 

In memory of | Nancy Spaulding I who died March 6, 1847 | Aged 31 

Peter Tarbell | died | August 19, 1844, | iEt 64. 

Four children, daughters | of Peter & Relief Tarbell. | Lovina | died j 
Sept. 28, 1822 | iEt. 10 yrs. | Betsy, | died Sept 30, 1822 | ^t. 12 yrs. ) 
Martha , died | Sept 22, 1822 | iEt 6 y'"^ | — Harriot | died | Sept 26, 1822 | 
^t. 1 year 

John I Son of John & | Clarissa W. Taylor. | died [ Oct 18, 1841, | M\, 

3 ys & 7 ms. 

In Memory of 1 Eliz*^ D. Tolman, | who died August j 25, 1817, | ^t 10 
days I daughter of Mr Samuel | H. & Mrs R. Tolman. 

Here | lies two Infant twans, | Sons of M'' John Walker | and M''^ Sarah | 
his wife | Basil Died | July 24"' | 1788 | aged 10 days | Blase Died | July 
30*^ I 1788 I aged 16 days. 

Erected | In | memory of | Lieut. John Walker, | who died July 14, 1850. | 
Ml ^"^^ 

Erected | In Memory of | M''^ Mary Walker, | wife of | Cap*^ Samuel 
Walker, | Avho died | Dec"^ y*^ : 7"' : 1794 ; | in the 72'^ : year | of her age. 

In I Memory of | Cap. Samuel Walker, | Who died | Dec'^. 15, 1817, | 


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In I Memory of | Mrs Sarah Walker, | wife of Lieut. John Walker, | 
who died | Jan. 3, 1822, | Mt. 55. 

Here lies the Body of | W^ Eleanor Wallas, Relict j of M'^ Matthias 
Wallas who | Departed this Life April | 16*^ A. D. 1767 in the | 85*^ year 
of her Age. 

In Memory of ] Mrs. Phebe, | widow of Mr. | Levi Warner, | who died | 

Dec. 7, 1837 ; | ^t 76. 

In memory of | Mr. Benjamin Warrin, | who died May 26*^ 1795 | In the 
25"^ year of his | age. 

Molley Warrin | dau. of Mr Benjami" | and Mrs Molley | Warrin died 
July 5*^ I 1795. Aged 10 months | and 21 days. 

In Memory of | Sukey Waters | who died in Shirley. | April 26, 1839, 
aged 64 years. | The wife of | Capt, Abram Waters, | who was Lost at Sea 
Aug. 8, 1820, I aged 51 years. 

Susan Mary | Daughter of | Daniel G. and [ Martha D. A. Waters | Died 
June 26, 1844, I ^t 6 MS. & I 11 DS. 

Mr. Charles Whitney | Born | Jan 2, 1794, | Died | Oct. 6, 1832. 

Charles W. | Born | Aug. 25, 1817, | Died Dec. 13, 1820. | Elizabeth 
D. I Born Oct 23, 1819, | Died Dec. 18, 1820. | Cliildren of Charles & | 
Dolly Whitney 

Mrs. Dolly, | wife of | Charles Whitney, | Born Nov. 15, 1793, | Died 
Apr. 23, 1850, 

Hon. James P. | Whitney, | Died | Jan. 14, 1847 | iEt 44. 

Erected | in memory of | Mrs Lydia Whitney | the Amiable Consort of 
the I rev. Phinehas Whitney. | She died 11*^^ Oct"^ 1805 | in the 57 year of 
her age. 

Mrs Lydia B. P. | wife of | James P. Whitney | Died | Feb. 28, 1842, | 
^t. 26. 

Here lies the | Body of M^^ Miriam | Whitney wife of the | Rev*^ M^ 
Phinehas | Whitney Who departed this Life March | 20*^ 1769 In the | 
29*^ year of her age. 

In Memory of | Rev. | Phinehas Whitney | who died | December 13, 
1819 ; I in the Eightieth year | of his age. | And Fifty Eighth year | of his 
ministry. | Erected by his Son Thomas Whitney 

Thomas | Whitney Esq. | Died | Jan. 14, 1844, | ^t. 73. 

In Memory of | Mr. Israel Willard, | Who died | May 14, 1821. | ^t 67. 

In Memory of three | children of Mr Israel & | Mrs Susannah Willard, | 
Cyrus died 18 March | 1790 aged 1 years 6 months | & 29 days. | Ed- 
mond died 14 March | 1791 aged 4 days. | Mary died 19 June 1794 | aged 
11 days. 

Mrs Susanna, | wife of Mr. | Israel Willard, | died | June 15, 1839, | 
^t 83 ys. 6 ms. 

In Memory of | Mrs. | Abigail H. | wife of Mr. | William Williams, | 
Iwho died | March 13, 1836, | ^t. 76. 

In memory of | Mr. William Williams, | who died | Jan. 11, 1828, | ^tt. 

Here lies the ] Body of M^^ : | Sarah Woods j wife of M'^ : Aaron | Woods 
Iwho de I parted this Life | April 29^^ : 1775, | In the 63'^ : year | of her age. 

208 Descendants of El tweed Pomeroy. [April, 



Compiled by William Woodbridge Rodman,* A.M., M.D., of New Haven, Conn-, 
and communicated by Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley, of Southport, Conn. 

1. Eltweed^ Pomeroy is believed to have come to America in 1630, 
in the ship " Mary and John." He took the oath of freeman, in the Col- 
ony of Massachusetts, March 4, 1632. (Mass. Colony Records, Vol. I., 
p. 367.) He was one of the first settlers and proprietors in the town of 
Dorchester, and first selectman in 1633. (Hist, of Dorchester, 1859, pp. 
33, 35.) 

No knowledge of his English home and ancestry has been obtained, 
though much effort has been made to verify various traditions. Researches 
are now in progress, and it is hoped they will not be entirely fruitless. 

The spelling of the surname has varied from that of his own signature of 
Pumery to the present Pomeroy. The Christian name is variously spelled, 
Elty, Eltwed, Eltwud, Eltwood, and Eltweed ; and there are suggestions 
that the crabbed MS. may mean Eldad, or even Edward. But as Elt- 
weed Pomeroy the sturdy armorer and gunsmith is now known to a 
large circle of descendants, and this spelling will be followed. 

In 1636-7, Mr. Pomeroy emigrated with Mr. John Warham's congre- 
gation to Windsor, Conn. (Hist, of Dorchester, p. 75.) References to 
him may be found in Stiles's "Ancient Windsor," Vol. I., p. 164 et seq. 
His place in the meeting house was on the " long seats " ; land was granted 
him in 1638 ; he had a house and lot in the Palisado, which he sold to 
Thomas Nowell in 1641 ; and he made gifts of houses and land to his son 
Caleb, and his youngest son Joseph. 

Of his lirst wife, the mother of his eight children, we know only that 
she was named Mary, and died in Windsor, July 5, 1655. On Nov. 30, 
1661, he married second, Lydia (Brown), widow of Thomas Parsons. In 
1665 he made generous provision for his "dear and loving wife Lydia." 

In 1671 he removed to Northampton, Mass., to live with his son Medad. 
Tradition says that he became blind. He died at his son's house in March, 
1673, being probably about seventy-eight years old. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Elded, 2 freeman in Conn., in 1638; d. in Northampton, May 22, 1662. 

He was betrothed to Susanna, only child of Heury^ CunlifFe, and left 

her part of his property, 
ii. Mary, cl. at Windsor, Dec. 19, 1610. 
iii. John, d. at Windsor, 1617. 

2. iv. Medad, bapt. at Windsor, Aug. 19, 1638 ; m. (1) Experience Wood- 

ward; m. (2) Mrs. Abigail (Strong) Chauncey; m. (3) Mrs. Han- 
nah (Warriner) Noble; d. at Northampton, Dec. 30, 1716. 

3. v. Caleb, bapt. at Windsor, Mar. 6, 1611; m. Hephzibah Baker; d. Nov. 

18, 1691. 

* Dr. Rodman was chairman of the Pomeroy Family Association, founded in 1891, 
its object being " to study, and to develop hy oi'ganized effort the history and genealo- 
gy of the Pomeroys in America; including their British ancestry and connections; 
and all that may be pertinent and tributary thereto." He collected a great amount of 
material which, after his death, March 29, 1900, came into the hands of the contribu- 
tor, who was assistant secretary of the association, and who has prepared this partial 
and preliminary record in the hope that family attention may be aroused, and that 
errors and omissions may be communicated to her. 

1903.] Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, 209 

vi. Maky, bapt. at Windsor, Apr. 21, 1644; died 1657. 

4. vii. Joshua, bapt. Nov. 22, 1646; m. (1) Elizabeth Lyman; m. (2) Abi- 

gail Cooke ; d. 1683. 

5. viii. Joseph, bapt. June 20, 1652; m. Hannali Lyman; d. Sept. 22, 1734. 

2. Medad^ Pomeroy {Eltweed}), born at Windsor, Aug. 19, 1638, re- 
moved in 1659 to Northampton, Mass,, where he was welcomed by 
the authorities on account of his skill, and granted a chest of tools 
and some land. He followed the trade of blacksmith, like his father. 
He was deacon of the church at Northampton ; town clerk from 
1692 to 1712; town treasurer from 1693 to 1710; selectman many 
years ; several years deputy to the General Court ; Associate Justice 
of the County of Hampshire; one of the Committee for re-settling 
Deerfield in 1680 ; Clerk of the Proprietors of Deerfield and North- 
ampton ; and commissioner to the United Colonies. He was engaged 
in the fight at Turners' Falls, May 19, 1676. (Trumbull's History of 
Northfield, p. 574,) He married first, Nov. 21, 1661, Experience, 
daughter of Henry Woodward of Dorchester and Northampton, who 
•died June 8, 1686 ; married second, Sept. 8, 1686, Abigail, daughter 
of Elder John Strong, and widow of Rev. Nathaniel Chauncey of Hat- 
field, who died April 15, 1704 ; and married third, Jan. 24, 1705, Han- 
nah, born Aug. 17, 1643, daughter of William and eJoanna Warriner 
of Springfield, and widow of Thomas Noble of Westfield. (Temple's 
Hist, of Northfield, p. 517.) Medad Pomeroy died Dec. 30, 1716. 
Children by first wife : 

i. JonN,3 b. Aug. 24, 1662; m. Apr. 30, 1684, Mindwell, born 1665, died 

1735, dau. of Isaac Sheldon; d. Jan. 23, 1686. Child: Experience,'^ 

m. Dea. Ebenezer Lyman, in 1706-7. 
ii. Joseph, b. Dec. 14, 1664; d. Feb. 17, 1665. 
ill. Mehitable, b. July 3, 1666; m. Nov, 4, 1686, Lieut. John King, Jr., b. 

1657, d. 1726; d. Nov. 8, 1755. Eight children. (See King, Strong, 

and D wight Genealogies.) 

6. iv. Ebenezer, b. May 30, 1669; m. (1) Hannah Strong; m. (2) Sarah 

King; d. Jan. 27, 1754. 

7. V. Joseph, b. June 26, 1672; m. Hannah Seymour; d. Dec. 16, 1712. 
vi. Medad, b. June 17, 1674; d. July 10, 1674. 

vii. Eliakim, b. Aug. 10, 1675; d. July 23, 1676. 

%iii. Mindwell, b. July, 1677; m. (1) Joseph King; m. (2) Nathaniel Lewis 
of Farmington, Conn.; d. Nov. 21, 1732. Eight children. 

ix. Thankful, d. May 31, 1679; m. Oct. 27, 1698, Benjamiu Lyman, b. 
1664, d. 1723. (See Lyman G-enealogy.) 

X. Mary, b. Feb. 15, 1684; m. Jan. 2, 1705, Samuel Barton of Hartford, 
Conn., b. Jan. 28,1680. Children: 1. ilfecZacZ, b. Oct. 20, 1705 ; 2. Jon- 
athan, b. Sept. 2, 1707. 

xi. John, b. March 20, 1686 ; d. June 8, 1686. 

Child by second wife : 

xii. Rev. Samuel, b. Sept. 16, 1687; Yale 1705; m. (1) Lydia Taylor of 
Northampton, July 20, 1707, who d. 1722; m. (2) Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Joseph Webb of Fairfield, Conn., who survived him. 
He was settled over the Presbyterian church in Newtown, Long 
Island, where he d. June 30, 1744. His grave is marked by the fol- 
lowing inscription: " Here lies the body of ye Rev^. M"^. Samuel | 
Pumroy, who dep'i. this life the 30*^. of June 1744 j In the 57'^ year 
of his age | Kind earth, keep safe my sleeping dust, | Till Christ 
shall raise it with the Just; | My ministerial work is done | For you 
dear people of Newtown. | Years almost thirty-six I try'd | To 
spouse you for Christ Jesus' bride, | If you do still refuse to hear ( 
'Gainst you at last I must appear, | When Christ shall come to raise 
the dead, | And call me from this gloomy bed." Children: Catha- 

VOL. LVII. 15 

210 Descendants of El tweed Pomeroy. [April, 

rine,"^ b. 1708; ra. Jacob Riker. 2. Abigail, b. 1710; m. Jonatban 
Hazard. 3. Noah, b. and d. 1712. 4. Lemuel, b. 1716; d. 1737, in 
Island of Caragoa. 5. Elizabeth, b. 1717; m. Philip Edsall. 

3. Caleb^ Pomeroy {Eltweed}), baptized at Windsor, March 6, 1641, 

married March 8, 1665, Hepzibah, born May 10, 1646, daughter of 
Jeffrey and Joan (Rockwell) Baker of Windsor, Conn. He was 
one of the first settlers in Northampton. In 1686 he sold his place 
and moved to Southampton or Easthampton, Mass., and is ancestor 
of all the Pomeroys of those places, excepting Samuel Pomeroy of 
Southampton, He died Nov. 18, 1691. 
Children : 

i. Hepzibah, 3 b. at Windsor, July 27, 1666 ; d. young, at Northampton. 

8. ii. Samuel, b. May 29, 1669, in Northampton; d. Oct. 29, 1748, in North- 

iii. Abigail, b. Oct. 26, 1671; m. (1) Apr. 5, 1694, John Seaiie, Jr.; m. 

(2) in 1707, Nathaniel Alexander, 
iv. Hepzibah, bapt. Jan. 19, 1673; prob. m. Walter Lea of Westfield. 
V. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 14, 1674; d. Sept. 12, 1699. 
vi. Caleb, b. May 3, 1677; d. Apr., 1690. 

9. vii. Eldad, b. Dec. 6, 1679; m. Sarah Wait. 

viii. Hannah, b. July 4, 1682; m. July 7, 1702, Joseph Baker of Windsor, 

Conn. Children: 1. Joseph, h. xipr. 19, 1703. 2. Samuel, h. Zxuiq 

28, 1705. 
ix. Mercy, b. Sept. 20, 1684; m. Dec. 9, 1708, Samuel Edwards, Jr., b. 

Mar., 1676; d. Apr. 17, 1712. Child: Mercy, b. 1711; m. (1) Ben- 
" jamin Bartlett; m. (2) Ebenezer French. Samuel Edwards, Jr., m. 

(2) Sarah Pomeroy of Colchester, Conn. 
X. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1687; m. (I) June 21, 1709 (or 1711), Deliverance 

Church ; m. (2) Noah Wright. 

4. Joshua^ Poaieroy {Eltweed}), baptized Nov. 22, 1646, married first, 

Aug. 20, 1672, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Lyman, who died 
March 22, 1676; and he married second, Jan. 9, 1677, Abigail, 
born in 1660, daughter of Nathaniel Cooke of Windsor, Conn. He 
settled in Deerfield, Mass. March 30, 1682, there was made to him 
a orant of " seven cow commons," and a four acre house lot in Green 
River. He built thereon, in 1686, the first house in Greenfield, 
He was on the first board of selectmen, and prominent in the affairs 
of the settlement. He died in Deerfield, Oct. 16, 1689. His widow, 
Abigail, married second, about 1691, David Hoyt of Deerfield. 
Both were captured by Indians, Feb. 29, 1704. Hoyt died of star- 
vation. His wife was redeemed, and married third, Nathaniel Rice 
of Wallingford, Conn. 
Children by first wile : 

i John, 3 b. May 2, 1674; d. Nov. 20, 1674. 

Joshua, b. Sept. 24, 1675; m. (1) May 1, 1701, Sarah Leonard, who 
died Apr. 21, 1702 ; m. (2) Esther , with whom he was cap- 
tured by the French and Indians in the raid on Deerfield in 1704. 
Esther was killed on the march, but Joshua appeared in Dorchester 
in 1707, which may be explained by the following extract from the 
Records of the First Church of Dorchester, p. 156 : " Dec. 8, 1706, 
Memorandum The Reverend m"" John Williams Pastor of Deerfield 
& many Captives with Him returned from ye french and Indian Cap- 
tivity very lately in Answer to Publ. Pray^s on that behalf : Gloria 
Deo in Xto." He m. (3) in Dorchester, Feb. 4, 1708, Repent Weeks, 
who d. July 22, 1714; m. (4) in Dorchester, Mary, dau. of John and 
Hannah Blake, who d. Sept. 7, 1718; and m. (5) Dec. 1, 1748, Mary, 
dau. of Thomas and Mary Clapp of Dedham. He was constable of 


1903.] Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, 211 

Dorchester in 1718. Children by third wife: 1. i¥«r?/,* b. in Dor- 
chester, Sept. 11, 1710. 2. Sarah, b. in Dorcliester, Feb. 10, 1712. 
Child by fourth wife: 3. Hannah, b. in Dorchester, May 27, 1716; 
d. in Dorchester, Sept. 11, 1716. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 1677; d. Nov. 16, 1688. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. March, 1680; killed at Pomeroy's Ford, July 16, 1698, 

when in pursuit of a party of Indians. 
V. Abigail, b. July 23, 1682 ; d. Nov. 8, 1688. 
vi. Mary, b. Mar. 5, 1685. 
vii. John, b. Mar. 27, 1687; d. June 3, 1691. 
viii. Lydia, b. Mar. 5, 1689 ; captured by Indians in 1704, but redeemed ; 

m. Nathaniel Pender of Westfield. 

5. Joseph^ Pomeroy {Eltiveed), baptized June 20, 1652, married, June 

26, 1677, Hannah, born July 20, 1660, died Oct. 11, 1736, daugh- 
ter of Richard and Hepzibah (Ford) Lyman. He lived in West- 
field, Mass., in 1688, in Lebanon, Conn., in 1700, and removed in 
1703 to Colchester, Conn. He died Sept. 22, 1734 (or 1739). 
Children : 

1. Joseph,^ b. Sept. 1, 1678; d. Nov. 26, 1678. 

ii. Hannah, b. Dec. 13, 1679; d. Jan. 7, 1680. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. (or Feb.) 7, 1681-2; d. Aug. 4, 1683. 

iv. Abigail, b. Jan. 25, 1683; d. June 2, 1709. 

V. Joseph, b. and d. Sept., 1685. 

vi. Medad, b. Nov. 4, 1686; lived in Colchester, Conn. 

vii. John, b. July 11, 1688; d. Aug. 2, 1688. 

viii. Sarah, b. Feb. 3, 1690; m. about 1714, Samuel Edwards, of North- 
ampton, whose first wife was Mercy ^ Pomeroy ( Caleb, '-^ Eltweed^). 
Children: 1. Sarah, b. 1715; m. Reuben Wright. 2. Samuel, b. 
1716. 3. i¥in«m, b. May 4. 1718 ; d. March, 1797. 4. Hannah, b. 
1720; d. 1738. 5. Noah, b. 1722; d. 1805. 6. Phehe, b. 1724; m. 
Titus Wright. 7. Medad, b. 1726. 8. Nathaniel, b. 1729; m. Mar- 
garet, dau. of Benjamin Alvord of Northampton; d. 1792. 

ix. Hannah, b. Apr. 2, 1694. 

X. Joseph, b. Dec. 19, 1695; m. (1) Aug. 2, 1727, Sarah Beebe, who d. 
hept. 3, 1728; m. (2) Dec. 25, 1728, Elizabeth Randall. Children: 
1. A daughter,^ b. Feb. 29, 1728; d. Dec, 1729. 2. Joseph, b. Aug. 
17, 1731. 3. Hannah, b. Apr. 26, 1734. 4. Abigail, b. June 2, 1736. 

xi. ^ANNAH, b. Apr. 22, 1698; m. May 9, 1727, John Northam, who d. 
* 1740. Children: 1. Hannah, h.limiQQ, 1722. 2. Lurana,h. May 25, 
1723. 3. Hannah, b. May 29, 1724. 4. John, b. May 29, 1725. 5. 
Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1726. 6 and 7. Ruhama and Ann (twins) b. Oct. 
15, 1727. 8. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 29, 1729. 9. Abigail, b. Aug. 23, 
1731. 10 and 11. Katharine and Experience (twins), b. Apr. 13, 
1733. Hannah (Pomeroy) Northam m. (2) Sept. 2, 1740, as his sec- 
ond wife, Joseph Foote. 

10. xii. Noah, b. at Windsor, May 19, 1700; m. Dec. 17, 1724, Elizabeth, dau. 

of Capt. Daniel and Mary (Fenwick) (widow of Richard Ely) Ster- 
ling of Lyme, Conn.; d. Feb. 16, 1779, in Somers, Conn. 

6. Ebenezer^ Pomeroy {3Iedad,^ Eltweed^), born May 30, 1669, mar- 

ried first, May 4, 1690, Hannah Strong ; and married second, Sarah 
King, M^ho was born May 3, 1671, and died Nov. 5, 1747. He was 
Capt., Major, Commissioner, High Sheriff, &c. He died Jan. 27, 

Children by second wife : 

i. Sarah,* b. Nov. 23, 1693; d. young. 

11. ii. John, b. April 1, 1695; m. Rachel Sheldon. 

12. iii. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 18, 1697; m. Elizabeth Hunt. 

212 Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy. [April, 

iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 5, 1700; m. Capt. Noah Wright. 
V. Simeon, b. Feb. 21, 1702; drowned in Connecticut River, April 24, 
1724, when returning from an expedition against Indians. 

13. vi. Jonah, b. Dec. 4, 1703 ; m. Lydia Ashley. 

14. vii. Seth, b. May 20, 1706; m. Mary Hunt. 

15. viii. Daniel, b. March 27, 1709; m. (1) Mary Clapp; m. (2) Rachel Mose- 

ix. Thankful, b. July, 1712-13; m. Gad, son of John Lyman. 

7. Joseph^ Pomeroy {Medad,'^ Eltweed^)^ born June 26, 1672, married 

Nov. 29, 1692, Hannah, baptized Jan. 14, 1683, daughter of Rich- 
aad and Hannah Seymour of Farmington, Conn. In 1699 he re- 
moved from Northampton to Suffield, Conn., which was settled by 
a colony from Mass., under whose protection it remained until 1752, 
when it became a part of Connecticut. He was ancestor of nearly 
all of the name in Suffield. He was a metal worker, and held many 
offices of trust. He died Dec. 16, 1712. 
Children : 

1. Hannah,* b. in Northampton, Jane 9, 1694; d, Aug. 19, 1694. 

16. ii. Medad, b. in Northampton, July 16, 1695; m. Hannah Trumbull, 
iii. Eliakim, b. Nov. 4, 1697; d. Nov. 10, 1711. 

iv. Hannah, b. April 12, 1700; m. Samuel Granger. 

17. V. Joseph, b. July 15, 1702; m, Thanliful Burbank. 

18. vi. Benjamin, b. Nov. 19, 1704; m. Abigail Wheelock. 

19. vii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 23, 1706; m. Susanna Seymour of Hartford. 

20. viii. Noah, b. Oct. 20, 1709; m. Abigail Remington of Suffield. 
ix. Eliakim, b. Nov. 10, 1711; m. Mindwell Sheldon(?). 

8. Samuel^ Pomeroy (Caleb,'^ Eltweed^), born May 29, 1669, at North- 

ampton, married first, about 1690, Elizabeth, daughter of John and 
Mary (Kingsley) French of Rehoboth, Mass. ; married second, Dec. 
7, 1703, Johanna, born Nov. 5, 1681, died Jan. 20, 1713, daughter 
of Jacob and Mary (Frary) Root; and married third, about 1715, 

Elizabeth , who was living in 1746, when he made his will. 

About 1732, he resided in Southampton, a teacher and a farmer. 
Children by first wife : 

21. 1. Samuel,* b. 1691. 

ii. Caleb, b. May 14, 1693; d. young. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 30, 1694; d. Oct. 8, 1714; unmarried. 

iv. Caleb, b. Dec. 1, 1696; d. young. 

V. Ebenezer, b. May 31, 1700; d. Aug. 9, 1709. 

Children by second wife : 

vi. JoiiANNAH, b. about 1704-5 ; mentioned in her father's will, in 1746. 

22. vii. Caleb, b. Oct. 2, 1707, in Northampton. 

Children by third wife : 

viii. Mary, b. July 1, 1716; m. in 1740, Nathaniel Searle, Jr., who was 

b. 1715, and d. 1801; d. 1806. 
ix. Joshua, b. Sept. 9, 1717; m. Lois Phelps; d. Apr. 21, 1779. 
X. Noah, b. Oet. 13, 1719; d. 1810. 
xi. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 25, 1723; m. in 1744, David, son of John Root of 

Westfield. Children: 1. Eleanor. 2. Eleanor. 3. Anna. 4. John. 

5. Phebe. 
xii. Simeon, b. June 5, 1725, in Northampton; m. in 1747, Abigail Smith; 

settled in Amherst; d. 1812. 
xiii. Hepzibah, mentioned in her father's will, in 1746. 

9. Eldad^ Pomeroy (Caleb,'^ Mtweed^), born Dec. 6, 1679, married, 

Dec, 20, 1705, Sarah Wait. He was one of the first settlers of 
Easthampton, about 1730. 

1903.] Descendants of Eltioeed Pomei'oy. 213 

Children : 

i. Sarah,'^ b. Oct. 25, 1706; m. about 1733, Thomas Porter, 
ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 4, 1709; m. about 1730, Amos Loomis. 

23. iii. Eldad, b. Dec. 31, 1711; m. (1) about 1700, Bathsheba ; m. (2) 

about 1786, Priscilla, daus^hter of Nathaniel and Priscilla Searle. 

24. iv. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 10, 1715; m. in 1740, liachel, dau. of Nathaniel 

and Priscilla Searle. 

25. V. Elisha, b. 1718-19; m. (1) in 1743-4, Mercy Searle; m. (2) widow 
Experience Bartlett(?). 

vi. Joseph, b. Nov. 19, 1721; m. about 1741, Abigail . 

vii. Abigail, b. 1727; m. in 1745, Elisha Searle; d. 1815. Child: Enoch. 

NoAH^ PoMEROY {Joseph,"^ Eltweed}), born at Windsor, Conn., May 
19, 1700, married, Dec. 17, 1724, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Dan- 
iel Sterling, of Lyme, and his wife Mary (Fen wick), who was widow 
of Richard Ely. He died Feb, 16, 1779, in Somers, Conn. 
Children : 

27. i. Noah,* b. Oct. 8. 1725; m. Lurana Northam. 
ii. Daniel, b. 1727. 

iii. Elizabeth, m. Smith. 

iv. John, b. Aug. 12, 1733, at Somers, Conn. ; m. Esther Kibbe, who d. 

Sept. 27, 1808. 
y. Elijah, b. Mar. 9, 1735; served and died from hardships endured in 

the expedition to Havana, 
vi. Dea. Joshua, b. Feb. 27, 1727; m. Nov. 15, 1759, Mary Davis; d. 

Sept. 30, 1823. 
vii. Samuel, who served and died in the expedition to Havana. 

11. JoHN^ PoMEROY {Ehenezer^ Medad,^ Eltweed^), born April 1, 1695, 
married, May 29, 1718, Rachel, born in 1701, daughter of Thomas 
Children : 

i. John,* b. Sept. 6, 1719; d. young(?). 

ii. Elisha, b. Jan. 29, 1721; d. June 26, 1762; m. about 1743, Esther 
Wright; lived in Northampton. 

iii. Pachel, b. Apr. 14, 1723 ; m. Isaac Newell of Farmington, Conn. 

iv. Simeon, b. May 3, 1726; d. young. 

V. John, b. about 1728; m. in 1753, Hannah Merrick; d. Mar. 3, 1760. 

vi. Oliver, b. 1729 ; m. Nov. 22, 1750, Mary Lyman, 

vii. Titus, b. Sept. 14, 1731; d. Feb. 14, 1732. 

viii. Eunice, bapt. Aug. 7, 1734; m. Apr. 26, 1753, James Easton of Litch- 
field, Conn. 

ix. Titus, bapt. Oct. 19, 1736; settled in South Hadley, Mass., where his 
name appears in list of soldiers in 1759. 

Df.a.'Ebenezeu'^'Po^ieroy (Ebenezer,^ Medad,'^ Eltweed^), born Sept, 
18, 1697, married, April 26, 1722, Elizabeth Hunt, who was bora 
March 2, 1701, and died June 16, 1782. 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer,* b. May 1, 1723; m. Mindwell Lyman ; lived in So. Hadley, 

Mass. ; d. in 1800. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 27, 1727; d. Feb. 3, 1727. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 3, 1729 ; m. (1) Elisha Hawley; m. (2) Phineas 

iv. Stephen, b. July 13, 1732; m, Eleanor Lyman; d. Dec. 19, 1759, at 

Hockanum, Hadley, Mass. 
V. Heman, b. June 27, 1734; m. Esther Lyman; d. Dec. 27, 1781. She 

m. (2) Jan. 27, 1789, Samuel Parsons. 
vi. Ethan, b. Jan. 22, 1735-6; d. Jan. 26, 1736. 
vii. Esther, bapt. Aug. 7, 1737; m. Elijah, born Aug. 8, 1735, died Apr. 

7, 1783, son of Gideon Lyman of Northampton. 

[To be concluded.] 

214 Capitulatio7i of Louishourg. [April, 


Communicated by Otis G. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 

In the Pepperrell Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society's Col- 
lections, sixth series, vol. 10, pages 282-283, in a letter from Wil- 
liam Pepperrell to Benning Wentworth concerning the surrender of 
Louisbourg, mention is made of the "terms of capitulation agreed to 
with the Govern^' of s^ place by Commodore Warren and myself, 
w^^ have desir'd CoP Moore to forward you the perticulars of." 
Colonel Samuel Moore, of Portsmouth, N. H., commanded the New 
Hampshire forces in the expedition, and among some loose papers in 
the packages of files of the New Hampshire provincial courts I have 
found a document in his handwriting which seems to be the noti- 
fication to Gov. Wentworth, or a duplicate of it — thus locating the 
paper. In connection with the papers which appear in Mass. Hist. 
Soc. Col., 6th ser., vol. 10, pp. 14-15, 67-69, this may be of 
interest, and is here given. 

Camp Before Louisburgh June 16*^ 1745 

We have before us Yours of this date Together with the Several Ar- 
ticles of Capitulation, on which you have propos'd to Surrender the Town 
& fortification of Lotiisburgh with the Territories Adjacent under your 
Government, to his Brittanic Majesty's Obedience, to Be Delivered up to 
his Said Majestys forces now beseidging Said place, Under our Command, 
Which Articles We Can by no means Consent to, But as we are Desireous to 
Treat you in a Generous Manner, We Do again make an offer of the Terms 
of Surrender propos'd by us in our Suffions Sent you 7'^ of May Last, 
and Do further Consent to Allow and promiss you the Following Articles 

First That if your own Vessels be found Insufficient for the Transporta- 
tion of Persons and Effects to France, We will provide Such a further 
Number of Vessells as may be Sufficient for that purpose Necessary for the 
Voyage That you Cannot furnish your Selves with. 1 

2diy That All Commission Officers belonging to the Garrisons and Inhabi- 
tants of the Town may remain in their houses with their Familys, and En- 
joy the free Exercise of religion, and no person Shall be Suffer'd to Misuse 
or Molest any of them, untill Such time as they Can be Conveniently trans- 
ported to France 

gtuy — That the Non-Commission Officers and Souldiers Shall Imediate- 
ly upon the Surrender of the Town and Fortresses be put on board Some 
of his Britannick Majesty's Ships, till they Can also be Transported to 

4t^^y That All your Sick and Wounded Shall be Taken Tender Care 
of in the Same manner with our own. 

5^y That the Corriander in Chief now in the Garrison Shall have Liberty 
to Send off Two Covered Waggons, to be Inspected only by one Officer of 
ours that no Warlike Stores may be Contain'd therein. 



1903.] Capitulation of Louishourg, 215 

&^ That if there are any persons in the Town or Garrison, which you 
Shall Desire may not be Seen by us, they Shall be permitted to Go off 

The above we Do Consent to and promise, upon your Complyance with 
the Following Conditions, Viz* 

First — That the Said Surrender and Due performance of every part of 
the Aforesaid premisses be made & Compleated as Soon as Possible 

2ciiy That as a Security for the punctual performance of the Same the 
Island Battery or one of the Batterys of the Town Shall be Delivered With 
all the Artillery & Warr Like Stores thereto belonging into the Possession 
of his Brittannick Majestys troops before Six of the Clock this afternoon. 

gfUy "That his Said Brittannick Majestys Ships of Warr now lying before 
the port Shall be permitted to Enter the harbour of Louisburgh without any 
Molestation as Soon after Six of the Clock this after noon as the Comander 
in Chief of Said ships Shall Think fit. 

4^y That none of the Officers, Souldiers nor Inhabitants in Louisburg 
As Subjects of the french King Shall take up arms against his Britannick 
Majesty or any of his Allies untill after the Expiration of the Term of 
Twelve months from this Time. 

5^y That all Subjects of his Britannick Majesty who are now prisoners 
with you Shall be liriediately Delivered up to us. 

In Case of your Non Complyance with These Conditions, We Decline 
any further Treaty with you on the affair ; And Shall Decide the matter 
by our Arms. 

Signed P. Warren 

W. Pepperrell 

S^ these are the Conditions of Capitulation & I have hardly time to Copy 

from S^ Your Excellency's 

Most Obedient Humble Serv* 

Sam" Moore 

Copy of Answer to N^ 3. 

Camp Before Louisburgh June 16*^^ 1745. 

I have yours by an Hostage Signifying your Consent to the Surrender 
of the Town & Fortresses of Louisburgh and Territories Adjacent &c : on 
the Terms this day propos'd to you by Commod^ Warren and my Self Ex- 
cepting only that you Desire Your troops may March out of the Garrison 
with their arms and Colours, to be then Deliver'd into our Custody till Said 
Troops Arrival in France, at which time to have them return'd to them 
Which I Consent to and Send you an Hostage for the Security of the per- 
formance of What we have promiss'd, and have Sent to Commod"^ Warren 
that if he Consents to it also he would Send a Detachment on Shoar to take 

possession of the Island Battery 

W. Pepperrell 

To M^ Du Chambon &c : 

At Louisburgh 


216 Gleanings from English Archives, [April, 



Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 
(Continued from page 100.) 

In the " Legal Opinion " which follows, from an ancient MS. volume in 
the possession of the Secretary of the Suffolk Archaeological Society (to 
whose courtesy I owe the permission to make this extract), labelled " Opin- 
iones Doctorum," occurs the only trace of the will of an Anthony Gos- 
nold, whom I fully believe to have been the nephew of our Bartholomew 
and the son of his brother Anthony (who was drowned in the James River 
in Virginia, in Jan., 1609). This son Anthony, whom I take to be the testa- 
tor, was living and in Virginia in Oct., 1621, but may have returned to Eng- 
land in the eighteen years interval, and, as I find no trace of him in Amer- 
ica after that, I believe that he did so. Unfortunately, the quotation is so 
brief that it is impossible to verify the fact from the evidence in hand. At 
present I can only hazard the conjecture that he was so. It is at least 
noteworthy that this Edmund was beyond seas at the making of this will, 
and thus shows himself in touch with the roving disposition of this hardy 
stock of adventurers. The quotation is given verbatim : — 

Anthony Gosnold, gent,, by his last will and testament bearing date 
the second Day of Aprill 1639 noiated Roger Segrot gent his Extor & 
did give and bequeath the residue of his effects in mannar and forme fol- 

The rest & residue of all & singular the rest and residue of my goods 
and chattells whatsoever, and of whatsoever kind nature or quality the-j 
same be of leases, plate, ready money or money due or oweing to me uponj 
mortgages, judgements, bills, bonds or otherwise whatsoever I doe hereby 
give and bequeath to the aforesaid Roger Segrot to his owne sole and 
proper use forever, wch Roger Segrot I doe hereby make and ordaine sole 
Extor of this my last will and testament. 

In his said will and testament he formerly gave and bequeathed as fol- 
low eth — 

Item I doe give and bequeath unto Edmond Gosnold my naturalli 
Brother the sume of C li. of lawful money of England to be paid out of 
my gsonall estate by my Extor within six monethes next after my decease i 
if he shalbe then liveing otherwise not, & for as also he come in his own 
gson eyther within the foresaid six monethes or after, & clayme the same at 
the hands of mine Extor hereafter named his Extor & Adstors, & doe 
make seale & as his deed deliver unto him or them a sufficient acquittance! 
& discharge thereof. 

The said Anthony Gosnold the testator after the makeing of his will] 
vizt. 11 November 1639 made a Codicil in writeing & did dispose therein! 
as folio weth 

Whereas I the said Anthony Gosnold have by my last will & testa- 
ment given and bequeathed unto my loving brother Edmund Gosnold! 
gent certaine money es to be paied unto him at a certaine time mentioned in 
my said will, as in & by my said last will more plainly may appeare, nowi 
I doe give and bequeath unto my said brother Edmund Gosnold the sume} 
of 200 li. of lawfull money of England to be paied in manner & forme j 

1903.] Gleanings from English Archives. lYl 

& at such tyme as the said moneyes are specified & mentioned to be paied 
to him in or by my said last will in writeing. 
And further pro vt sequitr 
The rest and residue of my bookes remayning in my said Studdy or 
library (except the said six bookes) I give and bequeath unto my said 
loving brother Josua Wade of Chevington gent, the wch said Josua Wade 
I doe nominate, appoint & ordaine one of my Extors of my said last will 
& testament And doe also give unto the said Josua Wade halfe my plate. 


1. ffirst whether that if Edmund Gosnold doe not come over from beyond 
the seas can he demand his legacie by proxie. I am cleare of opinion he 
cannot because of these words in the will " come in his owne person &c." 

2. What if Edmund Gosnold dieth within six monethes to whom doeth 
this legacie of 300 li. fall, is not the sume to be devided between the two 
Extors Roger Segrot named Extor in the will, & Josua Wade named Extor 
in the Codicill. I am cleare of opinion it belongeth wholly to Roger Segrott 
because to him alone is given the rest and residue of all and singular goods 
& chattells whatsoever &c. 

3. Both the Extors have proved the will & Codicill now the gsonall 
estate is wholly in the hands of Roger Segrott, is not he bound to pay unto 
Josua Wade his Executor the halfe of the said legacie of 300 li. given to 
Anthony Gosnold (szc), and the halfe of other legacies given to other leg- 
ataries to remayne in his hands in reguard he is liable to be sued aswell as 
Segrott for the same, if not, how shall the legataries recover their legacies 
& whom shall they sue for it if Mr. Segrot dieth, and Mr. Wade be sur- 
viveing Extor. I am of opinion that Segrot is not to deliver into the hands 
of his Executor any pte at all of the said 300 li. or of any other legacie : 
because if this 300 li. should prove a legacie vizt by the hapning of the 
condition yet the pfitt of it in the meane while doeth solely belong to Se- 
grott to whom residuum bonorum is given & soe of the other legacies. But 
I conceive that Segrott ought to give security to Wade to save him harm- 
lesse from any suite or claime of the said legacie of 300 li. in case he the 
said Segrott should die before the said Wade. 

5 Martij 1639. (Signed) Tho : Eden 

The following entries, from the Town Books of Bury St. Edmunds, 
I seem certainly to refer to the above testator, from the Wade connection 
shown, and exhibit him as resident in Bury from 1614 to 1636, a fact which 
certainly conflicts with his supposed residence in Virginia in 1621. It is 
probable that Samuel Wade was a kinsman as well as a servant, and closely 
connected with the " loving brother Josua Wade of Cherington " ; the latter 
was probably the third son of Thomas and Mary (Brend) Wade of Brun- 
dish in Suffolk,^ but whether Anthony Gosnold had married one of his 
three sisters, or Joshua Wade had married a sister of Anthony's, or if they 
were uterine half brothers, I cannot say. 

Names of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Marie, Bury St. Edmunds, 
which are Dezaners and owe Service at the Leet holden for the Borough 
aforesaid and taken the 20th October 1614: — 

The Guildhall Street : Mr. Anthony Gosnold 

Sam^ : Wade his servant 

The Roll of all the able men untrained from the age of xvi to Ix within 
the Burghe of Bury St. Edmunds in the County of Suffolk upon the view 

* Visit. Suff., 1612, p. 173. 

218 Gleanings from English Archives. [April, 

taken of them by Robt. Martyn alderman of the same burgh the xxixth 
day of May in the xi th year of the reign of our most gracious soveraigne 
lord King Charles (1636) as followeth : — 

North Ward : Anthony Gosnold gen. 

1632, July 30 — Admon of the goods of Nicholas Gosnold of Belton 
granted to William Osborne, the principal creditor. 

Archdeaconry of Suff. Act. Books. 

Will of Edward Gosnold of Great Yarmouth, co. Norf., gent., Dated 
20 October 1673. Whereas John Mayhew of Buttley, co. Suff., gent., 
and Mary his wife have, by a surrender bearing date 28 July last past, sur- 
rendered out of their hands into the hands of the Lord of the Manor, by 
the hands of Christopher Milton, Esq., vSteward of the said Manor, certain 
copyhold lands and tenements to the use of me and my heirs, upon condi- 
tion that the said John Mayhew or his heirs shall pay to me, my heirs, etc., 
the sum of £212 on the 29th of July 1674, tlierefore I do dispose of the 
said sum of £212 as follows : To my brother Lionel Gosnold, gent., £20. 
To my two neeces Dorothy Grigg and Frances Grigg £20 apiece. To my 
two nephews Edward Grigg and Robert Grigg £20 apiece, and to my neece 
Bridget Grigg £20 at their ages of 1 6 years. To my nephew John Gir- 
ling, son of John Girling, my brother in law, £40. To my neece Susan 
Girling, dau. of the said John Girling, my brother in law, £40. Sole Ex- 
ecutor my brother Lionel Gosnold. Wit : Sam. Pallant, Wm. Game. 
Proved 5 Dec. 1673 by Exor. named in will. 

Archdeaconry of Suff. File 1673, No. 119. 

1610, July 31 — Admon of the goods of Edmund Gosnold, gent., of 
Wallesham, granted to Anthony Gosnold, the eldest son. 

Archdeaconry of Sudbury. Act. Books. 

It seems probable that this Edmund Gosnold was the brother of An- 
thony (the father of Bartholomew) but called Edward in the Visitation 
Pedigrees. He was born about 1548, being aged 24 in 1572, and married 
Catharine, daughter of Henry Clifton of Tofts, co. Norfolk.* Nothing is 
yet known of his descendants. Or, it is possible that this was Anthony's 
nephew, the sixth son of Robert and Ursula (Naunton) Gosnold, but the 
former theory is more plausible. 

Will of Thomas Tylney of Shelley Hall, co. Suffolk. Dated 20 Jan. 
1618. "My estate being formerly settled." To my three younger chil- 
dren ffredericke, Elizabeth & Thomas £1000 to be equally divided at 21 
years if they take direction from their mother & eldest brother Phillipp 
Tylney & he to increase their portions as god shall in able him & they de- 
serve. To wife Elizabeth remainder of goods & she Extrx. Witn : R. 
Websterf & Nicholas Mann. To son Thomas my great Aggatt Jewell 
& his bedd. Witn: R. Webster & N. Mann {sic). Pro. 8 Nov. 1620 by 
Phillippe Tylney, son of Thomas Tylney of Shelley Hall, co. Suff., the 
relict & Extrx. having renounced. P. C. C, Soame, 95. 

Admon. of Elizabeth Tilney late of Shelley in co. Suffolk, deceased, 
granted 22 May 1655 to Philipp Tillney the son. 

P. C. C. Ad. Act Bk., fo. 80. 

*MS. Ped. in poss. of Mr. Walford-Gosnold of Chelmsford. 

t This Richard Webster was also a witness to the will of Robert Gosnold of Earl 
Soham, in 1615 — q. v. Register, Oct. 1902, Ivi., 405. 

1903.] Gleanings fro'in English Archives, 219 

Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Anthony and Dorothy (Bacon) Gosnold 
of Grundisburgh and Clopton, and sister of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, 
married Thomas Tilney of Shelley Hall in Suffolk, son of Emery Tilney 
of Hoxton, by his wife Winefred, daughter of John Davis of Cranbrooke 
in Kent.* Francis and Thomas, two of the younger sons of Phillip Tilney 
(son of Thomas & Elizabeth) went to Barbadoes.f 

Will of Thomas Goldinge of Poslingforde, co. Suff. Dated 4 August 
1575. To son George my messuage in Glemsford called Pannetts, with 
the land both free and copyhold, now in tenure of John Howe, provided 
said George release unto Roger Golding my son, & unto Thomas Golding, 
the son of my son Thomas, all his title to the lands I have given to the said 
Roger and Thomas. To the said Roger my son all my lands, free and 
copyhold, in Clare, co. Suff., and Assham & Belchamp St. Pauls in co. 
Essex, also portion of title in Clare & Assham late belonging to the late 
College of Stoke next Clare ; except the tithe of one parcel of ground in 
Bolye hall, which the said George hath now in occupying. To Thomas, 
son of my said son Thomas, I give all my copyhold land in Cavendysh, 
that is to say Fatons Copy & Goosewent Coppie, now in the tenure of 
Richard Roote ; except one parcel lying under Mr. Colt's park pale, in the 
occupying of my son Roger, which I give to my son George. To my son 
John my messuage and land purchased of John Pettywatt in Glemsford 

& a messuage there in tenure of Brede. To son Henry 140 li. 

To dau. Alice 20 li. and mv son Georo;e shall enter bond to find her a con- 
venient dwelling house and annuity of £5 for her life. To son Roger two 
pieces of ground in Pentlowe, co. Essex, in tenure of Thomas Brewster, 
and four butchers' stalls in Sudbury, co. Essex, charged with an annuity of 
4 li. to my dau. Alice, and 40s. to my dau. Anne and during lives of my 
said two daus he shall pay 20s. yearly to the poor of Cavendish and the 
rest of the profits to be equally parted among my sons and daughters' chil- 
dren now living ; after death of said daus. to remain to said son Roger and 
his heirs. To my said dau. Alice all household stuff as was her late hus- 
band Edward Byke's. To the children of the aforesaid Alice, namely 
George and Alice, 61i. 13s. 4d, and to Katherine and Edwarde 31i. 6s. 8d. 
at their several marriages or ages of 21. Moreover to said George 61i. 13s. 
4d. more if he be diligent at his book and studious by the space of one year 
after my decease. To my dau. Anne 10 li. To every one of my son 
Warde's children which he had by my daughter 31i. 6s. 8d. and a bed at 
their ages of 21 or marriage, and the like to every one of my son Gridley's 
childi'en which he had by my daughter. To my dau. Strutte's children, 
Margarett, Margery, Matthewe & Grace, 40s. apiece at 21 or marriage. 
To every one of my godchildren being duly proved and required 3s. 4d. 
To godson Thomas Boram 20s. on his marriage. To Davy Edwardes 10s. 

To Elizabeth Carlton 10s. To Hugh 6s. 8d. To Thomas Cowarde 

& Katherine Crane 6s. 8d. each. To William Stable and George Stable 
10s. each. To John Cawstrete the younger and John Sergent 6s. 8d. each 
at marriage. All debts, wools, yarns and broadcloth equally between sons 
George and Roger. Witn : Richarde Fytche, Thomas Goldinge, Anthonye 
Carter & Henry Goldinge. Pro. 4 Dec. 1575 by the Exors. named. 

P. C. C, Pyckeryug, 48, 

* Davy's Suff. Colls, in Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 19152, vol. Ixxvi., 27; BloisMS. 203; 
Visit. SufF., 1612, Harl. MS. 1820, 21. 
■f Ex penes Dr. J. J. Miiskett. 

220 Proceedings of the N. E, Hist, Gen, Society. [April, 

Will of Robert Goldinge of Water Belchampe, co. Essex. Dated 11 
March 1591-2. To wife Elizabeth 100 li. and all household stuff was her 
late husband's and 10 li. yearly and best piece of plate. To son Francis 
100 li. at 21 and same to my sons Josias and Peter at said ages. To daus. 
Sarae and Marie Goldinge 60 li. apiece at ages of 20 or marriage. To 
sons Robert, Israel, William and Richard 100 li. apiece at 21. To my dau. 
Margerie 60 li. at 20 or marriage, if she die to be divided between my 
daus. Elizabeth, wife of John Ogles, and Rachel, wife of Hughe Johnson. 
To Joane Brymeley my mother, 40s. yearly during the term I have of Bel- 
champe Hall, if she happen so long to live. To William Buckley, my ser- 
vant, 40s. To Thomas Buckley 20s. To Thomas Warde, my servant, 
10s. To John Potter and Thomas Pannell, my servants, 3s. 4d. apiece. 
To Allen Graves and Robert Haxall, my boys, 3s. 4d. apiece. To Edward 
Bradley my servant, 20s. To Barbara, my maid servant, 10s. To Grace 
Ruste, my servant, 6s. 8d. To Agnes Fyrmyn, 3s. 4d. To Annes Jack- 
son, 20d. To John Golding, my son, the bedstead whereon I now lie. To 
Roger Goldinge, my son, a feather bed. To Peter my son a feather bed 
with 5 silver spoons. Executors : — William Bragg of Bullmer, yeoman, 
and Richard Goldinge of Aucton, my brother. Witn: John Brymeley and 
Richard Astley. Codicil of 11 March 1591-2, bequeathing to son Ed- 
ward Goldinge, being about 12 years of age, 100 li. at 21 ; Roger Gold- 
ing, another son, to have the keeping of said 100 li. and the bringing up 
of said Edward and if said Edward at his age of 21 should not become of 
such discretion and government to govern himself, the 100 li. should then 
remain to the said Roger, charged to the maintenance of his said brother. 
Witn : as above. Proved 1 July 1592 by the Exors named. Confirmed 
by Definitive Sentence of Easter Term 1593. 

P. C. C, Harrington, 61. 

Katherine and Joane, daughters of Robert Gosnold of Otley, by his 
first wife Agnes, daughter of John Hill of Ashe Booking, and th€ aunts of 
Anthony Gosnold of Grundisburgh, married respectively to Thomas Gold- 
ing of Postlingford, co. Suff., and John Golding of Walton Belchamp, co. 
Essex, brothers, and sons of Robert"*^ (or Rogerf) Golding of Grays, co. 

Of the above wills, the first is that of the husband of Katherine. The 
second, of the son of Joane, t and from it we learn that she was still liv- 
ing in 1591, and had remarried a Brymeley, probably the John Brymeley 
who appears as witness to her son's will. 

[To be continued.] 


By Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary. 

Boston, llassachitsetts, 3 December, 1902. The Society held a stated meeting 
in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, 18 Somerset Street, this afternoon, at half -past two 
o'clock, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., President, in the chair. 

* Visit. SufF., p. 93. 
t Visit. Essex, Harl. Soc, xiv., 680. 

X She is said, in Visit, of SufF., to have died without issue {op. cit.), but this seems to 
have been an error which is corrected in the Visit, of Essex (ut supra). 

1903.] Proceedings of the N, E, Hist, Gen, Society, 221 

Keports were received, severally, from the Corresponding Secretary, the 
Librarian, the Council, and the Committee on Nominations, and ordered on file. 

Eiu'ht new members were elected. 

Hon. Harvey N. Shepard, of Boston, being introduced, read a fine address on 
Daniel Webster, which received hearty applause. The thanks of the meeting 
were tendered, and a request made for the deposit of a copy of the paper in the 
archives of the Society. 

Messrs. George C. Burgess and Hosea S. Ballou were appointed auditors of the 
Treasurer's accounts for 1902. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

7 Januanj, 1903. A stated meeting was held this afternoon at the usual time 
and place, the President in the chair. 

The routine reports, and a supplementary report from the Committee on Nomi- 
nations, owing to the death of Hon. Joseph Williamson, nominee for Vice- 
President for Maine, were presented and ordered on file. 

Eight new members were admitted. 

Capt. Rufns George Frederick Candage, of Brookline, was introduced, and 
read a valuable and important paper on An Old Boston Institution, the Marine 
Society, which received the thanks of the Society, and request for the deposit of 
a copy in the Society's archives, which was complied with. 

William Carver Bates, Edward Webster McGlenen, William Tracy Eustis, 
Anson Titus and Herbert Gibson Briggs were appointed a committee " to con- 
sider the question of the circumstances attending the formation and execution 
of the plan of what is known as the Boston Tea Party." 

The meeting then dissolved. 

14 January. Agreeable to the By-laws, the Society held its annual meeting 
this afternoon in Wilder Hall. The President presided and read his annual ad- 
dress, which appears in the edition of the Proceedings accompanying the April 
Kegister, as do also the reports of the standing committees and executive depart- 
ments which were read at the meeting and accepted. 

The meeting then passed into committee of the whole, William Theophilus 
Rogers Marvin presiding, when the annual election was conducted. Rev. Wil- 
liam C. Winslow, D.D., George C. Burgess and Charles F. Reed serving as 

The committee reported the election as follows : 

President. — James Phinney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. 

Vice Presidents. — Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, A.M., of Boston, Mass. ; Mar- 
quis Fayette King, of Portland, Me.; Ezra Scollay Stearns, A.M., of Rindge, 
N. H. ; Hoyt Henry Wheeler, LL.D., of Brattleboro, Vt, ; Horatio Rogers, 
LL.D., of Providence, R. I. ; James Junius Goodwin, of Hartford, Conn. 

Becording Secretary. — George Augustus Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass.,. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B., of Manche 
ter, Mass. 4 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. ^(jl 

Librarian. — William Prescott Greenlaw, of Sudbury, Mass. ^e 

Councillors for 1903, 1904, 1905. — Nathaniel Johnson Rust, of BostoL, 
Mass. ; William Tracy Eustis, of Brookline, Mass. ; Albert Matthews, A.B., of 
Boston, Mass. 

The thanks of the Society were voted the retiring officers, and the customary 
vote was passed to print and distribute in pamphlet form the Proceedings of 
this meeting with accompanying documents. It was also voted to print an 
edition of the By-laws and a list of the present members. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

4 February. A stated meeting of the Society was held in Wilder Hall at half- 
past two, P.M., the President in the chair. 

Prof. Henry Leland Chapman, D.D., of Brunswick, Me., read a brilliant essay 
on Anne Bradstreet, which was greatly enjoyed, and with the thanks of the meet- 
ing a copy was requested for the archives. 

The ordinary executive reports were read and ordered on file. 

Six new members were elected. 

The By-laws, as amended 8 November, 1902, were adopted. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

222 j^otes and Queries, [April, 



Memoir of Kussell Smith Taft, LL.D. (ante, page 12). — Through an error 
in the copy, which was overlooked in reading the proof, the date of the second 
marriage of my father, Russell Smith Taft, was given as June 27, 1878 — it 
should be June 27, 1876. Russell W. Taft. 

Burlington, Vermont. 

The Pre-Revolutionary Boston Custom House Records. — For perhaps a 
third of a century genealogists and other antiquarians in the United States have 
been exercised to get back from Halifax the old Boston Custom House records, 
said to have been taken there by the British army at the evacuation of Boston. 
While officials and local antiquarians were searching for them with sympathetic 
interest in every nook and cranny in Halifax., there were not wanting those who 
accused us of keeping them from mere unfriendliness, or the churlishness of the 
dog in the manger of the old fable. An esteemed genealogist in Boston told me 
a few years ago how much we would promote mutual good feeling if we would 
only give up those books. Now the story of their travels has been told in the 
" Winslow Papers," edited by Rev. W. O. Raymond, Rector of St. Mary's Church, 
St. John, N. B., published by the Sun Publishing Co., St. John, 1901. 

On page 6G5 of the volume there is a letter from Edward Winslow, dated 7th 
April, 1811, in which he says, " When Boston was evacuated F. Hutchinson Esq. 
was Judge and I was Registrar of Probate for the county of Suffolk and I was 
at the same time acting Collector of Customs for the Port of Boston. On the 
morning of the evacuation the public buildings were in possession of a licentious 
rabble, the doors of the offices were forced, and the records and papers were ex- 
posed to instant destruction. Having a party at my command and impressed 
with a due sense of the importance of preserving them, I found means to pack 
up and place on board a transport, not only the records of the Probate Office, 
but also those of the Registry of Deeds and Custom House. The latter office 
liad been peculiarly exposed * * * . On our arrival at Halifax I made applica- 
tion to the governor of the Province to take the books and papers into the pro- 
tection of his government. Accordingly a place was assigned them in the Sur- 
rogate's office in Nova Scotia under the- care of the Surrogate Genl. Mr. Morris, 
reserving a right of access to them upon any urgent occasion by Judge Hutchin- 
son. Several applications were made for the restoration of the records, which 
-jvvere rejected, but after the publication of the treaty they were delivered by 
-'--ndge Hutchinson under proper authority to a Committee appointed by Gover- 
Sur Hancock to receive them, safe and entire as I afterwards heard from the 

Cge. I believe a Mr. Kent, who was at one time State Attorney, was one of the 

• -jw Mr. Winslow of course did not expect that the evacuation would be for- 
pr, but that the British arras would prevail, or a reconciliation be brought 
^oout, and that after a time he would return to his official duties and be held re- 
sponsible for his books. Mr. Raymond, in a note p. 666, says " however, not 
all the missing books came back," but he assures me that his only ground for 
this statement was the fact that Mr. Piers, the well known and zealous archivist 
of Halifax, asked him, on behalf of an American enquirer, whether any trace of 
the Boston Custom House Records could be found among the Winslow papers. 
Inter arma silent leges ; but that all the books vfent back after the war seems 
proved by the discovery in 1899 of one volume of the Custom House Records 
among the effects of the Ferncroft Inn, Dan vers, Mass., where some of its blank 
pages had been used as a hotel register, other pages having been put to various 
similar uses as it had passed from one careless possessor to another for 116 
years. A full account of the discovery of the book, its condition and contents 
was given in the Boston Sunday Herald of Dec. 17, 1899. I presume that Mr. 
Kent, being a lawyer, did not foresee the value that future^historians would at- 
tach to the Custom House Records, and took no care of them, being particular 
only to restore to their places the obviously important records of Deeds and Pro- 
bate. A. W. Savary. 

Annapolis Boyal, N. 8. 

1903.] JSFotes and Queries, 223 

Pierce. — Mr. William H. Manning, in the Register, ante, pages 110-111, while 
correcting some genealogical errors, is himself in error, when he says that Re- 
becca Pierce, born in Woburn, Sept. 16, 1692, was a daughter of James and Eliza- 
beth (Kendall) Pierce. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth (Parker) 
Pierce, as a reference to the Register, Vol. 55, page 443, will show. 

Wohurn, Mass. William R. Cutter and Arthur G. Loring. 

Michael Bacon and his Descendants {ante, Vol. 56, pages 364). — The fol- 
lowing errata regarding the line of Michael Bacon in Wrentham were the result 
of a personal examination of the Records, my previous information being sent 
by the town clerk : 

IV. Alice, 2 dau. of Michael^ Bacon (p. 365), m. Thomas Bancroft. It was 
his son Thomas (not the father) who died March 24, 1648. 

13. VI. ThOxMas,'' son of John^ Bacon (p. 366), d. in Wrentham, April 10 
(not 11) 1749. 

10. JoHN^ Bacon (p. 368). His widow did not m. second, Mch. 1, 1759, 
Joseph Draper, Jr. Joseph Draper, Jr., m. Lydia, b. Dec. 21, 1734, dau. of 23. 
Michael* Bacon (p. 372). 

13. Thomas^ Bacon (p. 369) was among the selectmen for some years, and 
elected surveyor of highways, assessor of rates and town treasurer. There 
are six recorded grants from the town to him on March 3, 1717-18. He was a 
representative to the General Court, 1719-21. 

14. Jonathan* Bacon (p. 369). " In 1669," should read 1699, " he was ap- 
proved " etc. 

26. James* Bacon (p. 373). The dau. Nancy, should be Marcy, b. Sept. 21, 
1737. A dau. Hannah was b. Aug. 15, 1739. 

28. John* Bacon (p. 374). The Wrentham records give, after dau. Huldah, 
a son Daniel b. Nov. 26, 1738, but against the entry, in a copy of the records 
now in the possession of a former town clerk of Wrentham, is the note " Mrs. 
Comyns has old family Record which gives date Nov. 6, 1736." The date Nov. 
6, 1736, has been given to me by a descendant of this Daniel. 

346 Broadway, New York City. Leon Brooks Bacon. 

Michael^ Bacon (Michael, ^ MichaeP), of Woburn, Billerica and Bedford, 
Mass. (pp. 366, 367), had a son Michael* Bacon, who was a resident " of Dor- 
cheste'^ in Berkly County in y<^ Province of Carolina," March 12, 1716-17.— Middx. 
Co. Deeds, Vol. 18, p. 333. Arthur G. Loring. 

Woburn, 3Iass. 

Alice^ Bacon (Michael^) married Thomas Bancroft (p. 365) and had a son 
Thomas, born 11 of 1st mo. 1648 (see Dedham records). It was this little fellow 
who died on 24th of the same month. The father, Thomas Bancroft, married sec- 
ond, Elizabeth, daughter of Michael Metcalf of Dedham, and moved to Reading. 

San Francisco, Cal. Horace Dayis. 

Stephen^ Bacon (John,2Michael»),b. Aug. 21, 1677 (p. 366), m. Jan. 6, 1703-4, 
Mary3 Loker (Sudbury records.) They had : Sarah,* b. 9:17: 1704, in Sud- 
bury ; Mary,* b. Mar. 20, 1707-8, in Dedham ; John,* Stephen,* and Henry,* these 
last three b. in Needham. All these children are mentioned in the will of their 
uncle, John^ Loker, who d. unmarried, in 1762 (Middx. Co. Probate Records). 
Mary^' Loker was dau. of John^ and Sarah^' (Rice) Loker of Sudbury. John^ 
Loker, in his will dated 1719, gave land in Needham "to son Stephen Bacon 
and his wife Mary." Mathew^ Rice of Sudbury, in his will dated 1717, gave 
property to the "four children of daughter Sarah Loker, deceased." (Middx. 
Co. Probate Records.) 

Nathaniel^ Bacon (Nathaniel,* Michael,3Michael,2 MichaeP), b. Mar. 1,1699- 
1700, in Billerica (p. 370) ; d. in Lexington, Oct. 19, 1773, aged 74. He m. about 

1728, Abigail, dau. of Jonathan and Ruth ( ) Robinson. They had : Abigail,^ 

Jacob, 6 Oliver^ and Ruth^ Mrs. W. E. Dow. 

Braintree, 3Iass. 

25. Thomas* Bacon (p. 373) married Esther Thurston, Oct. 3, 1711. In 
Suffolk Co. Probate Records, Vol. 18, page 127, under date of July 18, 1713, 
mention is made of the " Inventory and Accompt presented by Esther Bacon, 
formerly relict Widow & still Adrain'^ to the Estate of her late husband Thomas 
Thurston of Wrentham husbandman deceased." Gertrude Decrow. 

Boston, Mass. 

224 JSTotes and Queries. [April, 

Whiton, Hobart, Turner, Beal, Jacob. — The following records from the 
Parish Registers of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, and Hingham, Co. Norfolk, 
England, furnish data not given, I believe, in the American genealogies, or else 
they correct errors in these genealogies. 

Hook Norton, Oxfordshire 

James Witon the sonue of Thomas Witon \ ■^noA 
was baptized the xxth day of March j 

Hingham, Co. Norfolk 

Edmund Hubberte and Margaret Dewe married 7th Sept. 1600 
Edmund Hobart, s. of Edmund Hobart baptized 21st. Jan. 1602 
John Hubbert s. of Edmund Hubbert baptized xiii dale Oct. 1604 
Robert Turner and Nazareth Hubard wer married the nynth of November, 1626 
Robert Turner was buried 7th April, 1627 

John Beale and Nazareth Turner wer maried the 13th of Julye, 1630 
John, the sonne of Nycolas Jacob was baptized the 26th of February, 1629 
Cambridge, 3Iass. Walter Faxon. 


Pray. — Ephraim^ (John,^ Qiiinton^) Pray of Braintree, born about 1661, died 
16 Jan., 1709-10, married (in 1680) Elizabeth, dau. of John Hayden of Braintree, 
and had a dau. Biith,^ born 26 Mar., 1689. Did Buth^ marry Robert Besse, in 
1712, and have a dau. Ruth, who married Benjamin Chubbuck of Wareham? 

North Scituate, 3Iass. (Miss) Ella Bates. 

Roberts. — Ancestry wanted of Allathyna Roberts, born in Greenfield, Mass., 

8 Nov., 1787, daughter of and Elizabeth (Winch) Roberts. 

219 Fairmount Ave., Newark, N. J. B. Frank Green. 

Sawyer. — Jacob Sawyer married Eunice Eaton, and lived at Jay, Wells, or 
York, Me. Wanted, date of his birth and marriage ; also, her parentage and date 
of birth. E. Cowing. 

24 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N Y. 

Thayer. — Ancestry wanted of Obadiah Allen Thayer, of Wrentham, Mass., 
who married, in Frankin, Mass., 6 Nov., 1794, Abigail, daughter of Thaddeus 
and Rachel (Lawrence) Adams. J. D. F. 

Hayden. — Who is now working out the lines of descendants of John Hayden, 
of Braintree, Mass.? 

What became of Christopher, born February 18, 1719, and Nathaniel, born 
February 21, 1726, sons of Samuel Hayden and Priscilla, of Braintree, Mass.? 

Was this Christopher he who owned a lot in Basking Ridge, N. J., who mar- 
ried Elizabeth Sutton, and whose son Christopher was born March 1, 1756, at 
Basking Ridge, N. J.? 

Was this Nathaniel he of Basking Ridge, N. J., who married Zervia Sutton, 
August 22, 1752, at Morristown, N. J., and who died September, 1812, aged 8Q, 
at Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pa.? W. S. Hayden. 

Century Building, Cleveland, Ohio. 

Turner. — John Turner, who m. Bathsheba Whipple, Nov. 1, 1750, left Mont- 
ville, Ct., for Nova Scotia about 1760. I wish to locate him there, where he 
owned land, still held by his descendants in 1816. What children of his were b. 
in Nova Scotia, and when? Would like to hear from descendants. 

Davis. — Benjamin Davis, said to have been of New Ipswich and Gofistown, 
N. H., fought in the Revolution. His dau. Jemima m. John Cochrane, at New 
Boston, N. H., in 1794. Wanted, his parentage, name of wife, and chn. beside 
Jemima, if any. (Miss) Anna Hazelton. 

202 Juneau Avenue, 3Iilwaukee, Wis. 

1903.] JVotes and Queries. 225 

Broughton. — John Bronghton, wlio had wife Prudence, died about 1707, 
when she applied for administration on his estate. Tliey probably resided in 
Portsmouth, N. H. After the death of John Broughton, the widow married 

second, Robert Tapley ; and third, Spoore. In her will, dated Dec. 9, 

1729, Prudence Spoore gives her homestead to her two sons, William and John 
Bronghton, to be equally divided between them ; she also mentions her three 
daughters, Mary Akerman, Sarah Boherts and Elizabeth Homey. Wanted, the 
ancestry and date of birth of John Broughton ; and ancestry, maiden name, and 
date of birth of wife Prudence. 

William Broughton, son of John and Prudence Broughton, married in Ports- 
mouth, May 31, 1716, Ann Abbitt or Abbott, who was probably a descendant of 
Walter Abbott of Portsmouth. 

John Bro^ighton, Jr., son of John and Prudence Broughton, was baptized at 
Portsmouth, Nov. 18, 1716, and is there recorded as the son of Prudence Tapley; 
he had wife Mary. 

Noah Broughton, another son of John and Prudence Broughton, married 
Abigail Partridge, in Portsmouth, Nov. 19, 1721 ; he died previous to 1725, when 
his widow married Edward Chapman. 

Phebe Broughton, who was undoubtedly the daughter of one of the three sons 
of John and Prudence Broughton, married, about 1750, James Hamilton, a mari- 
ner, who resided in the south part of Portsmouth, and was taxed there as late as 

Wanted, the ancestry of the wives of the three sons of John and Prudence 
Broughton, and the ancestry and date of birth of Phebe Broughton and James 
Hamilton. Charles Collyer Whittier. 

Boston, Mass. 

Parker-Bicknell. — Wanted, the ancestry of Oliver Parker, b. in Natick, 
Mass., Apr. 10, 1759, m. Lydia Bicknell of Weymouth, Mass. 

Bicknell. — Wanted, the name and ancestry of the wife of Lemuel* Bicknell 
(b. 1739, at Weymouth, Mass.) ; also the maiden name and ancestry of Lemuel 
Bicknell's mother. His father was Zachariah,* b. Oct. 28, 1691 (John,^ John,^ 

Ames, or Eames. — Wanted, the ancestry (both maternal and paternal lines), 
and dates of birth and death, of Lydia Ames, or Eames, who m. Jan. 1, 1713 
(Woburu Records), Ebenezer Buck, b. May 20, 1689. 

James-Cunningham. — Wanted, the ancestry, and dates of birth, marriage 
and death, of Catherine Cunningham, who m. William James, b. 1709, d. Oct., 
1790. They lived at Fort Georges, near Warren, Maine. 

HuxFORD- Strong. — Wanted, the ancestry of William Huxford, b. 1755, d. 
July 9, 1842, and his wife Strong. 

Ide. — Wanted, the ancestry of Ezra Ide of Frankfort, Maine, who had a dau. 
Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1771 ; also, the maiden name and ancestry of the wife of Ezra 

McIntire. — Wanted, the ancestry of Theodore Mclntire, who had a dau. Har- 
riet F., b. 1797 (about Jan. 20). He lived in Maiue, possibly near Prospect or 
Castine. G. M. Treat. 

506 William St., East Orange, N. J. 


Stevens or Stephens (ante, page 112). — Jedediah* (John,' John, ^ Robert, 
of Stratford and Killingworth) Lane, b. July 20, bapt. July 26, 1741; m. June 
11, 1764, Phebe, b. Sept. 6, 1742, dau. of Abraham Stevens and Rebecca (b. 
Sept. 31, 1713) Farnam, ra. Feb. 3, 1737. Abraham and Rebecca had : Boger, 
b. Mch. 21, 1738; Bebecca, b. Mch. 12, 1740; and Bhebe, b. Sept. 6, 1742. The 
mother, Rebecca, was dau. of Peter, b. Aug. 29, 1689, and Rebecca, b. Apr. 8, 
1685 (Rutty) Farnam, m. 21 Mch., 1712. Peter Farnum was son of Peter 
(perhaps son of Henry) and Hannah (Wilcox) Farnam, m. Dec. 8, 1686; and 
Rebecca Rutty was dau. of Edward and Rebecca (Stevens) Rutty, m. May 6, 
1678. Y, A. Castle. 

43 Crescent St., Somerville, Mass. 
YOL. LVII. 16 

226 Notes and Queries » [April, 

Franklin. — Apropos of my query in the Register, Vol. 56, page 321, I have 
discovered the following : 

Royal Gazette, New York, Jan. 31, 1778. By the Ship Tom, Captain Lee, 
eight weeks from Liverpool. London, Nov. 22, 1777, Paris, Nov. 13. "Dr. 
Franklin, the American Plenipotentiary at the Court of Versailles, does not 
pretend to contradict the accounts which have for some time passed appeared 
in the public prints." " An anonymous correspondent writes, that it was yes- 
terday reported from a house of very respectable authority, that Dr. Franklin 
died on the 12th inst. at his country house near Paris, and that it was supposed 
the ill success of the Americans had hastened his end." 

Boyal Gazette, New York, Saturday, March 7, 1778. "Accounts are just re- 
ceived at the eastern port, from Bourdeaux, which mention that Dr. Franklin 
had been assaulted by some secret enemy, aad so desperately wounded as to be 
left without any prospect of his recovery, and the account also pronounces the 
Doctor's death." A. A. Folsom. 

Brookline, Mass. 

Historical Intelligence. 

The Marlborough Public Library, on Dec. 25, 1902, lost nearly all its 
books by tire; among them were a large number of historical, genealogical and 
reference books. A committee has been appointed to repair this loss, either 
by gifts of books or money, or by information where such books can be ob- 
tained at a reasonable cost, and contributions are solicited. Communications 
should be addressed to the following committee: Rev. George S. Pine, Walter 
P. Frye, J. E. Savage, Louis P. Howe, Marlborough, Mass. 

SciTUATE First Church Records.— Wilford J. Litchfield, M.S., 22 Oakes 
Avenue, Southbridge, Mass., proposes to publish, in book form, the Records 
of the First (now Unitarian) Church in Scituate, Mass. The baptisms, church 
admissions, marriages and churcli meeting minutes cover the pastorates of 
Nathaniel Pitcher, Shearjashub Bourn, Ebenezer Grosvenor and Ebenezer 
Dawes, 1707 to about 1792. These will fill a booL of about one hundred 
octavo pages, which will be printed on Register paper, and w^ill be illustrated 
and indexed. Publication will be begun about September 1st, if a sufficient 
number of sul)scriptions can be obtained. Address all orders and requests for 
information to Mr. Litchfield. 

Marriage Notices, 1785-1794, for the whole United States. — Librarians 
and others who have purchased this book should address Mr. C. K. Bolton, 
Shirley, Mass., for a list of corrections and additions he has prepared, and 
without which the book is incomplete. The list is sent without charge. 

Association of Descendants of Andrew Ward. — As no genealogy of thai 
descendants of Andrew Ward, who came from England with Winthrop in 1630,1 
and settled first at Watertown, Mass., and afterwards at Fairfield, Conn., hasj 
ever been compiled, it has been thought that there are many who would be in- 
terested in such a work, and it is proposed, if sufficient encouragement bel 
given, to organize an association of the members of the family for the purpose! 
of undertaking the work. The plan of organization is not entirely formulated,) 
and suggestions on this point are especially invited. All who have any interesl 
in the matter are requested to communicate with Christopher L. Ward, FordJ 
Building, Wilmington, Del., or Geo. Kemp Ward, 17 Grove Place, Rochester,] 
N. Y., and at the same time to furnish the names and addresses of as man] 
members of the family as possible. 

London Parish Registers. — The Harleian Society has just issued to its 
Members of the Register Section for 1902 the first volume of " The Registers 
of St. Vedast and St. Michael-Le-Quern, London," edited by Willoughby A. 
Littledale, Esq., M.A., F.S.A., consisting of the christenings from 1558 to 
1836, a substantial volume of nearly four hundred pages, with an ample index. 
The marriages and burials will make a full volume of possibly five hundred 
pages, and will be issued during the present year. 

1903.] Notes and Queries, 227 

Tucker Genealogies. — This proposed work will include the early genera- 
tions of the Tuckers on the coast of Maine, with the Gloucester branch ; the 
Salisbury family, with its offshoots in northern New England and in Rhode 
Island and contiguous parts ; the Marblehead Tuckers ; the Milton and Norton 
families ; the Dartmouth family and offshoots ; and the Tuckers settled about 
Boston; also the Tucker families of Connecticut. It will be sold only by sub- 
scription, and the plan and terms of publication will be sent on application to 
Eben Putnam, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Alvord. — Samuel M. Alvord, 252 Ashley Street, Hartford, Conn., has for some 
time been preparing a history and genealogy of the Alvord family, which will 
be published about three years hence, and desires to hear from descendants who 
have not already communicated with him. 

Barron-Barnes. — Dr. John B. Brainerd, 18 Huntington Avenue, Boston,, 
Mass., is compiling a genealogy of the Barron (sometimes recorded Barnes) 
family, descendants of Ellis, or Ellas, Barron of Watertown, 1641, and solicits 
correspondence with all interested in the history of the family. 

Cohb, Hall. — Rev. Edward Porter Little, 310 North 6th Street, Hannibal, Mo., 
has well under way, a record of the descendants of General David Cobb of 
Taunton, Mass., one of Washington's aids, born Sept. 14, 1748, died April 17, 
1830. He is fully informed as to his children and grandchildren, but desires his 
great-grandchildren to send such records as they may have, especially in the 
line of his daughter Betsey Cobb, who married Ebeuezer Smith of Taunton. 

He also has, nearly completed, a record of the descendants of Colonel Noah 
Hall of Taunton, Mass., of Revolutionary fame, born Dec. 26, 1741, died May 
6, 1835, and desires facts in regard to him or his descendants. 

Damon. — W. E. Damon, M.D., Box 4, Philadelphia, Illinois, contemplates re- 
publishing the Damon Genealogy issued in 1882 by the Rev. S. C. Damon, 
bringing the work down to the present day, and filling such gaps as were then 
left open. Lines of the family not recorded in the earlier work should be com- 
municated to him. 

Holmes. — G. Arthur Gray, Atlantic, Mass., is writing a history of the Holmes 
family, descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury, 1639, and would be glad to 
correspond with any members of the family. 

Nutt. — Charles Nutt, The Spy Office, Worcester, Mass., is preparing a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of William Nutt of Londonderry, N. H., 1719, and 
would be glad to hear from descendants. 

Savery, Severy. — Hon. A. W. Savary, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, is pre- 
paring a supplement to the Savery-Severy Genealogy published in 1893, hoping 
to get in many families that were missed in the book, and to give some more in- 
formation as to the antiquities of the family, obtained since. 

Williams. — Miss Cornelia B. Williams, The Ontario, Chicago, Ills., is collect- 
ing material, with a possible view to publication, of the descendants of John 
Williams of Newbury and Haverhill, 1643, and desires information and data. 

Woodcock. — JohnL. Woodcock, 1218 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Ills., is 
compiling a genealogy of the descendants of John Woodcock of Rehoboth, 
1647, and would be pleased to receive communications from those interested. 


228 Book Notices. [April, 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Fifty Ancestors of Henry Lincoln Clapp, who came to New England from 1620 
to 1650. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1902. 8vo. pp. v-\-Q8. III. 
Mr. Clapp's lively introduction is followed by chapters on the " Earliest His- 
tory of the Name," " Distinguished Ancestors," " Ancestors in the Wars of the 
Country," and " Non-conformist Ancestors," after which follow the records of 
the twenty-nine ancestors in the line of the father, and the twenty-six in the line 
of the mother, of Mr. Clapp. The names comprised in the lines are Allerton, 
Andrews, Annable, Bailey, Baker, Brooks, Buck, Bourne, Booth, Chipman, Cot- 
ton, Clapp, Curtis, Clarke, Chubbuck, Cudworth, Coombs, Dodson, Dennis, El- 
well, Gannett, Gill, Rowland, Hallett, Hammond, Hersey, Lothrop, Lane, Litch- 
field, Merrltt, Marsh, Nash, Otis, Pratt, Priest, Rossiter, Rino-, Saltonstall, Skiff, 
Stodder, Tilley, Tilden, Twisden, Ward, White, Weyborne, Whitcomb and Wil- 
liams. The pamphlet has interesting illustrations. No proof of right is shown, 
however, to the Clapp coat of arms printed. 

The Ancestors and Descendants of the Bev'd Henry Clarke, and his Wife, Cath- 
erine Pendleton, of Madison County, New York. By Cyrus (^larke Van De- 
venter. Kingman, Kansas. 1902. 8vo. pp. 123. Portraits. 

The names, other than Clarke and Pendleton, included in the pedigrees of 
this book, are Hubbard, Babcock, Lawton, Cottrell, Goodenow, Potts, Avery 
and Champliu. The work is indexed. 

New England Cox Families. No. 10. 1902. 8vo. pp. 73-89. 

A continuation of the " series of genealogical papers to be issued in parts, at 
25 cts. each, by Rev. John H. Cox, of West Harwich, Mass." 

The Historical Bulletin. Devoted to Patriotic Genealogy. Published monthly 
at 1006 F St., N. W., Washington, D. C. Vol. II. No. 13. Jan., 1903. 
The Collamores in our Wars. 8vo. pp. 12. 

The Doane Family. 1. Deacon John Doane, of Plymouth; II. Doctor John 
Done, of Maryland ; and their Descendants. With Notes upon English Fami- 
lies of the Name. Boston, Mass. Compiled and published by Alfred Alder 
Doane, 136 I Street. 1902. 8vo. pp. xxi+533. 111. Price $5.50. 

This work, although extensive and minutely elaborated, does not profess to 
be a complete genealogy of the Doanes, several branches having been only par- 
tially traced. A second work is therefore promised. The numerous biograph- 
ical sketches, the illustrations, the appendix relating to Rev. Samuel Osborn 
and descendants, all contribute to the excellence of the compilation. The book 
would have been nearer perfection if the Christian names been given in Index II. 

The Descendants of Thomas Elwell of Westhampton, 3Iass. Compiled and printed 
by Levi Henry Elwell. Amherst, Mass. 1902. 32mo. pp. 24. 

This is No. 3 of the 1st series of " Contributions to an Elwell Genealogy." 
It gives the descendants of Thomas,* of Westhampton, born about 1752, son of 
Thomas* Elwell of Hardwick. 

The Greene Family of Plymouth Colony. Reprinted with additions from the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for Jan., 1903. By Rich- 
ard Henry Greene, A.M. Boston: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1903. 
8vo. pp. 11. 
There are many additions contained in this reprint. 

Memoranda relating to the Ancestry and Family of Sophia Fidelia Hall. By Mrs. 
S. F. Hall Coe. Meriden, Conn. : Printed by the Curtissway Co. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 231+vii. 111. 

♦All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke o^ Boston, 

1903.] Booh JSTotices. 229 

The ancestors whom Mrs. Coe includes in her pedigree bear the names of 
Hall, Watson, Moss, Lothrop, Feck, Doolittle, Allen, Bacon, Miller, Wetmore, 
Nettleton, Bassett, Todd, Atkins, Hubbard, Watts, Cooke, Hinsdale, White, 
Hurlbut, Deming, Treat, Pratt, Griswold, Wolcott, Watrous, Clarke, Metcalfe, 
EUwyn, Fairbanks, Kenricke, Avery, Laine, Cone, Spencer, Hungerford, Ack- 
ley, Andrews and Kirby. The book is well printed and bound, but lacks a good 

The Hassam Family. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Privately printed. Boston. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 11. 
In part a reprint from the Register for Oct., 1870. 

The Kimball Family News, being supplementary to Kimball Family History. Vol. 
v., Nos. 11, 12; Vol. VI., No. 1. Nov., Dec, 1902; Jan., 1903. Published 
by G. F. Kimball, 912 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. 8vo. pp. 161- 

The Knaggs Family of Ohio and Michigan. Historical, Biographical and Gene- 
alogical. Edited by Robert B. Ross. Detroit. Clarence M. Burton, Pub- 
lisher. 1902. F. pp. 56. 111. 

This volume contains the descendants of ;Whitmore, George, Elizabeth, James, 
Thomas and William Knaggs, and has indexes of places and names. 

The Litchfield Family in America. [By Wilford J. Litchfield.] Part One. 
No. 2. Nov., 1902. 8vo. pp. 97-160. 111. Price, $1.50. 

This number finishes the third generation of Lawrence Litchfield's descend- 
ants, and includes the first twenty families of the fourth generation. The 
beautiful illustrations are not the least of its merits, which have already been 
noted in a previous number. The frontispiece is a portrait of the compiler. 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. Vol.1. No. 11. The Marcy Family . By 
Mrs. Calvin D. Page. Read before the Historical Society, March 31, 1902. 
12mo. pp. 131—146. 

This is an excellent account of a family of Irish extraction, of which Gov. 
Wm. Earned Marcy was a distinguished member. 

An Account of some of the later Generations of the Martin Family in America. 
By Richard A. Martin. New York. 1902. 16mo. pp. 3. 

This leaflet contains the names of thirteen of the descendants of Samuel 
Martin who came from England to America in 1828. 


History of the Page Platter, from 1629 to 1902. Compiled by Adela Page 
Thorne, 3336 Washington Ave., St. Louis. 1902. 32mo. pp. 31. 

The history of the " Platter" being that of the persons into whose hands it 
has passed, this booklet is therefore of genealogical interest. 

Colonial and Bevolutionary Ancestry. Some Account of the New England De- 
scent of Hamline Elijah Bobinson. Privately printed. Maryville, Missouri. 
1903. 8vo. pp. 28. 

Fac-similes of signatures, and a full index, are noticeable features of this 
carefully prepared genealogy. 

Genealogy of the Waldo Family. A Becord of the Descendants of Cornelius Waldo 
of Ipswich, Mass., from 1647 to 1900. Compiled by Waldo Lincoln, A.B. 
Worcester. Mass. : Press of Charles Hamilton. 1902. 8vo. 2 vols. pp. viii.-f- 
1121. 111. 

In choice and use of type, illustrations and index, this work may serve as a 
model to the inexperienced genealogist about to send his manuscript to the 
printer. The research is thoroughly well done, with sources of information 
freely indicated. The Waldo family, a good example of the race that has made 

230 Booh Notices, [April, 

New England what it is, is worthy of this scholarly history. We miss a list of 
the illustrations, which would show whether or not this copy is perfect. The 
letters used instead of figures to number the persons described are useful to the 
compiler daring the preparation of his manuscript, but they are a great obsta- 
cle to the reader. C. K. B. 

Qenealogy of some of the Vail Family descended from Jeremiah Vail, at Salem, 
Mass., 1639. [By Henry H. Vail.] New York. 1902. 4to. pp. 371. 111. 
Map. Price, $5.00. 

The Vails of Long Island and Orange County, N. Y., of Vermont, and of 
Connecticut are here found traced out to the present day. The map shows the 
eastern end of Long Island, where the majority of the family lived for more 
than a century. The volume is well printed, bound in cloth, and has a triple in- 
dex containing more than eight thousand names. 

Catharine Hayden Barhour. June First, 1863 — September Fifth, 1901. Private- 
ly printed. [Lancaster, Pa. : The New Era Printing Co.] 1902. 8vo. pp. 
72. Portrait. 

The opening sketch informs us that Miss Barbour, of Barkhamsted, Conn., 
was educated for missionary work at Mount Holyol?:e, and in 1888 assumed the 
position of teacher in a school for girls at San Sebastian, Spain, her missionary 
labors being in behalf of the Christian Endeavor movement in that country. 
Tlie sections entitled "A Student at Mount Holyoke," "Her Work for Spain," 
and " Bits from the Budget Letters," delineate a character well deserving this 
memorial which her friends have furnished. 

A Sketch of the Character and Life-Work of Bev. Nathaniel Bouton, D.D., Fas- 
tor of the First Congregational Church, Concord, N. H., 1825-1867, by John 
Bell Bouton (his Son). Printed for and presented by the First Church. 
1902. L. 8vo. pp. 15. III. 

This memorial of the historian of the town of Concord, N. H., was read in 
the church of which Dr. Bouton was pastor, Sunday, April 27, 1902, by his 
daughter, Mrs. Arthur E. Clarke. The sketch is delightful reading, and con- 
tains many humorous touches. There is a portrait frontispiece. 

Sketch of Leander Trowbridge Chamberlain. Keprinted, by permission, from 
"Our Universities and their Sons," 1899. n. p.; n. d. 12mo. pp. 10. Por- 

The subject of this notice was born in West Brookfield, Mass., 1837, and is 
yet living. 

Ezekiel Cheever. The Cheever MSS. and Letters. By John T. Hassam, A.M. 
Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint from the Register for Jan., 1903. 

The Journal of the Beverend Silas Constant, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at 
Yorktown, New York. With some of the Becords of the Church and a List of 
his Marriages, 1784-1825. Together with Notes on the Nelson, Van Cort- 
landt, Warren, and some other Families mentioned in the Journal. By Emily 
Warren Roebling. Edited by Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B. Printed for 
Private Circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1903. pp. 
xv.4-561. 111. 

Mrs. Roebling, whose death occurred shortly after this book came from the 
press, proved her worth by superintending the mechanics on the great Brooklyn 
Bridge. She was prominent in many, social and patriotic societies. This 
diary, picturing the daily labors of a faithful country minister in a village a few 
miles north of New York city, must remain a memorial of her thoroughness, 
good judgment, and devotion to historical research. It was Mrs. Roebling's 
wish to make accessible to others every field explored by her — an aim for gene- 
alogists to contemplate. The notes will aid many families connected with Con- 
necticut and Eastern New York; the sketch of Major General G. K. Warren, 

1903.] Book Notices. 231 

with his official papers and the map of the battlefield of Five Forks, Va., is in- 
teresting?. The illustrations, including views along the Hudson and many por- 
traits, are admirable, and the index is well made. C. K. B. 

Journal of Dr. Elias Cornelius, a Bevolutionary Surgeon. Graphic Description 
of his Sufferings while in Provost Jail, New York, 1777 and 1778. with Bio- 
graphical Sketch. Published by Judge Charles M. Tompkins and Chester T. 
Sherman, Washington, D. C. 1903. 8vo. pp. 27. Price, 50 cts., postpaid. 

Memorial of Charles Henry Appleton Ball. Beacon Press, Boston. Thomas 
Todd, Printer. [1902.] 8vo. pp. 98. Portrait. 

Born at Baltimore, 1816, died at Calcutta, 1886, the Rev. Mr. Dall was a mis- 
sionary to India, under the auspices of the Unitarians, and became an ardent 
sympathizer with the organization of reformed Hindus known as the Brahmo 
Somaj. This memorial consists of two parts, "Our India Mission and our first 
Missionary, Rev. Charles H. A. Dall," and " The Mission to India instituted 
by the American Unitarian Association, Feb., 1855." and contains reports of the 
secretary and treasurer, and "Narrative of Proceedings, in connection with the 
Mission." There is an appendix consisting chiefly of articles from periodicals. 

In Memoriam. Charles W. Dimock. n. p. ; n. d. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Broceedings of a Meeting of the Essex Bar Association to take suitable action upon 
the death of William Crowninshield Endicott, late an Associate Justice of the 
Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, April 16, 1901. Cambridge: John 
Wilson & Son. University Press. 1902. 8vo. pp. 13. 

Containing a " Memorial " and two addresses. 

The Story of a Brivate Soldier of the Bevolution. By John Foster. Given be- 
fore the Manchester Historic Association, June 18, 1902. n. p.; n. d. [1902.] 
8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a sketch of Moses Fellows, born in Plaistow, N. H., 1755. 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the 
District of Columbia. War Bapers. 31. Fhisser and the Albemarle. Pre- 
pared by Companion A. A. Paymaster Frank Warren Hackett, late U. S. N., 
and read at the Stated Meeting of Nov. 1, 1899. 8vo. pp. 23. 

This is a sketch of Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Flusser, who was 
killed while in command of the U. S. steam gunboat Miami during an encoun- 
ter with the ram Albemarle. 

Three Bevolutionary Soldiers. David Forman {1745-1797). Jonathan For- 
man (1755-1809). Thomas Marsh Forman (1758-1845). [Cleveland, O. 
1902.] 12mo. pp. 28. 111. 

These sketches are followed by a " Genealogical Note." 

Bublications of the Brookline Historical Society. No. 1. Jeremiah Gfridley. Pa- 
per read before the Society, Oct. 22, 1902, by R. G. F. Candage. Brookline, 
Mass. : Published by the Society. 1903. 8vo. pp. 32. 111. 

Address commemorative of Eugene Augustus Hoffman. By the Rev. William R. 

Huntington, Rector of Grace Church, New York. Read before the Society, 

Dec. 2, 1902. New York: Printed for the Society. 1903. 8vo. pp. 28. Por- 

Broceedings at the Celebration of the Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. 
Samuel Gridley Howe, Nov. 11, 1901. Boston : Wright & Potter Printing Co., 
18 Post Oflice Square. 1902. 8vo. pp. 167. 111. 

The celebration was held in Tremont Temple, Boston, the presiding officer 
being Senator George F. Hoar. Addresses were delivered by Dr. Edward Ev- 
erett Hale, Miss Emilie Poulsson, Mr. Richard C. Humphreys, Mr. Frank B. 

232 Book JSTotices, [April, 

Sanborn, and Prof. J. Irving Manatt. " Correspondence," " Memorial Services 
in other Institutions," and " Notices of the Press" are also included in this 
pamphlet. Its principal illustrations are portraits of Dr. Howe. 

Abraham Lincoln and the Men of his Time. By Robert H. Browne, M.D. Cin- 
cinnati : Jennings and Pye. New York : Eaton and Mains. 2 vols. Small 
8vo. pp. 582 ; 701. 111. 

In a style distinctively popular, the perceptible object of this work is to im- 
press on the reader the moral lessons derivable from a contemplation of the 
characters and events which the book depicts. It is an admirable history, dra- 
matic, and evincing a warm appreciation of the qualities of its heroes. 

Exercises attending the Unveiling of the Tablet erected by the Peabody Historical 
Society at the Birthplace of George Peabody, June 16, 1902. Published by the 
Peabody Historical Society. 1902. 8vo. pp. 19. 111. 

In Memoriam. William Hayne Perry, n. p. ; n. d. 16mo. pp. 22. Portrait. 
This pamphlet contains sketches of Col. Perry from various sources. 

jSymon, Indian. A Letter written at Amesbury, Mass., 9: 5 mo: 1677. By 
Lieut. Philip Challis. Copied from a hitherto unpublished Autograph in vol. 
69, p. 142, Mass. Archives, by Hamline E. Robinson. With some curious 
Annotations concerning Philip Challis, Goodwife Quinby and Symon, Indian. 
Privately printed. Maryville, Mo. 1903. 8vo. pp. 10. 

The Philip Challis, whose letter largely relates to the renegade Christian In- 
dian, Simon, is first recorded in Ipswich, Mass., in 1636. He married Mary 
Sargent, and an account of his children is here given. 

Daniel Webster. By John Bach McMaster, University of Pennsylvania. 
Illustrated. New York: The Century Co. 1902. 8vo. pp. 343. 

Without preface or introduction, Mr. McMaster begins his narrative with an 
account of Ebenezer Webster, the father of Daniel, and continues the biography | 
in the terse style of the " History of the People of the United States," ending 
with an effect of abruptness by recording the date of the death of Webster, 
with no further remarks. The plain diction, expressing no enthusiasm, holds 
strictly to the events detailed, and the reader, therefore, derives from the book 
a distinct knowledge of the facts of the orator's career. 

The volume is typographically most admirable, the illustrations very fine, 
and the binding rich and durable. It is well indexed. 

Contemporary American Biography. Biographicdd Sketches of Bepresentative 
Men of the Day. Representatives of Ilodern Thought and Progress, of the Pul- 
pit, of the Press, the Bench and Bar, of Legislation, Inventions and the great 
Industrial Interests of the Country. Illustrated with Portraits on steel. New 
York : Atlantic Publishing and Engraving Co. 1902. 4to. pp. 449. 

The first two volumes of this work were noticed in the Register for Oct., 
1899, and what was there said of its excellences applies also to the present pub- 
lication, constituting, in the words of the preface, " a full treasury of reference 
and information." 

Fifteenth Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, "Commissioner. Boston : Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 24. 

Mr. Swan's reports are always interesting, and contain valuable information 
for all students of Massachusetts history. This is in line with and supple- 
menting those previously issued. 

Vital Records of Alford, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 32. . ^^ 

1903.] Booh JSFotices. 233 

Vital Eecords of Hinsdale, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 98. 

Vital Becords of Medfield, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1903. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 243. 

Vital Becords of Pelham, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 177. 

Vital Becords of Peru, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 112. 

Vital Becords of Montgomery, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by 
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. Q&. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Princeton, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 195. 

Vital Becords of Walpole, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1902. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 216. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Westhorough, Massachusetts, to the 
end of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, 
Trustee of the Fund. 1903. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 258. 

History of the Town of Bernardston, Franklin County, Massachusetts. 1736- 
1900. With Genealogies. By Lucy Cutler Kellogg. Greenfield, Mass. 
1902. 8vo. pp. xii.-f 581. 111. Maps. Price, $5. Apply to author. 

This well-constructed volume embraces the usual contents of a town history, 
doing full justice to its subject in all aspects. The ecclesiastical and educa- 
tional interests of the town receive particular attention. One half of the vol- 
ume is occupied by the Genealogies, based on the plan of the New-Eng. Hist, 
and Gen. Register, and among these are interspersed the biographical notices of 
prominent citizens. The frontispiece is a steel portrait of Lieut. -Gov. Henry 
W. Cushman, some of whose historical collections have been used in the com- 
pilation of the work. 

JSFo. 47 Court Street, Boston. By John T. Hassam, A.M. Boston: Press of 
David Clapp & Son. 1903. 8vo. pp. 7. 111. 

This paper of Mr. Hassam's, relating to a building memorable *' as a relic of 
the past," is reprinted from the Boston Transcript, with some additions. 

Annual Beport of the Cemetery Department of the City of Boston for the Fiscal 
Year 1901-1902. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1902. 8vo. pp. 146. 
111. Plan. 

To the usual statistical and financial Report is added an interesting "His- 
torical Sketch and Matters appertaining to the Granary Burial-Ground." The 
** Sketch" is also issued as a separate work, in a volume of 37 pages. 

Second Beport of the Becord Commissioners of the City of Boston ; containing the 
Boston Becords, 1634-1660, and the Book of Possessions. Third edition. 
Boston : Municipal Printing Office, 1902. 8vo. pp. viii.-|-137. Map. 

This is a reprint of the edition of 1881. 

234 Booh Notices, [April, 

The Purgatonj Biver of Colorado. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the 
Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, vol. VI. Cambridge : 
John Wilson & Son. University Press. 1902. 8vo. pp. 11. 

Even Mr. Matthews, with his thoroughness and industry, is obliged to leave 
unanswered the question as to the origin of the name of Purgatory River. 

Indian Belies in Concord. Read before the Concord Antiquarian Society. By 
Adams Tolman. Published by the Concord Antiquarian Society. [1902.] 
8vo. pp. 26. 

Indian place-names of localities in the neighborhood of Concord are also in- 
cluded in this publication. 

Pioneer Period and Pioneer People of Fairfield County, Ohio. By C. M. L. 
Wiseman. Columbus, Ohio. 1901. 8vo. pp. 430. Portrait. Price, $2.00. 

The pioneer families herein sketched are those whose descendants have been 
of note for the last century. The book is valuable genealogically and histori- 
cally. The index is of a general character. 

The Old Becords of the Town of Fitchburg, Mass. A Copy of a portion of the 
Becords contained bi Volume III., pages 271 to 559, inclusive, being Volume 
Five of the Printed Becords of the Town. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, 
City Clerk. Fitchburg : Published by authority of the City Council. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 366. Portrait. 

This is a continuation of the excellent series of publications whose previous 
issues we have noticed. 

Consolidated History of the Fifteen Churches of the Framii ,gham Baptist Associa- 
tion. Published by vote of the Association and Revised to Jan. 1, 1901. South 
Framingham, Mass. Press of the Framingham Tribune. 1902. 8vo. pp. 131. 
Price 25 cts. Apply to Clerk of the Association, D. Murray Travis. 

The Committee on Publication have put aside all that was of insufficient his- 
torical value in editing the materials in their hands, and the result has been a 
residue of important facts relating to the churches, forming a valuable record. 
The histories are arranged chronologically, and plainly narrated, as such chroni- 
cles should be. 

Old Home Observance, Thursday, July 31, 1902, Greenfield, Mass. Address of 
Major Henry E. Alford. Letter of Hon. John E. Bussell. [Greenfield, 1902.] 
8vo. pp. 42. 

Maj. Alford's address is pleasant reading and not less so is the letter of Mr. 
Russell. Every page recalls the childhood days of those now of middle age, and 
the experience and feelings of those reared in the New England of sixty years 

Tie Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Congregational Church of Haddam^ 
Connecticut, October 14th and 17th, 1900. Church organized, 1696. Pastor 
installed, 1700. Haddam, 1902. [DeVinne Press.] 8vo. pp. xx.-f360. 111. 
100 copies for sale, price $3.00, prepaid; address Rev. Everett E. Lewis or 
Rollin U. Tyler, Haddam, Conn. 

The first part contains the papers prepared for the Church Anniversary Occa- 
sion ; the second part, taken from the church records, contains the " Historical 
Catalogue of Members" since the organization of the church, with an alpha- 
betical index, and a carefully prepared copy of the baptisms to 1868, marriages 
to 1844, and deaths to 1848, many names and dates prior to 1756 being derived 
from the records of neighboring churches. 

The paper on "The Early History" of the church, prepared by the pastor, 
Rev. Everett E. Lewis, clearly establishes that the church organization dates 
from 1696, four years earlier than the traditional date. Both the pastor, who 
had the general editorship of the book, and the church clerk, Rollin U. Tyler, 
are deserving of high praise from all who are interested in the thorough and 
accurate work the volume evinces. M. S. D. 

1903.] Booh Notices. 235 

Manual of the First Congregational Cluirch of Haddam, Connecticut. Haddam, 
1902. Pph. 8vo. pp. 42. 

An account of the houses of worship, brief biographical sketches of the 
ministers, lists of the deacons and clerks, articles of faith, the creed, and lists 

of the present officers and members, are the principal contents of this pamphlet. 

* * * 

Historical Address delivered at the Dedication of the remodelled Church of the 
First Unitarian Society, Hudson, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1901. By James T. 
JosLiN, Esquire. With which are included the Portraits of the Ministers, 
etc. E. F. Worcester, Hudson, Mass. 1902. 8vo. pp. 56. 

Besides the Portraits, there are views of the interior of the church. 

Three Addresses delivered at the Sixth Annual Banquet of the Litchfield County 
University Club, Norfolk, Conn., June 13, 1902. Printed for the Club. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 41. 

The address of special interest is the first of the three, entitled "Brief 
Reminiscences of some Litchfield County Men," by Hon. George M. Woodrufi*. 

Old Kittery and her Families. By [Rev.] Everett S. Stackpole, author of 
History of Durham, Maine, History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family, 
etc. Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. 822; 
cloth. 111. Price $5.00, net; postage, 30 cents; address the Author, Brad- 
ford, Mass. 

Old Kittery included the present towns of Kittery, Eliot, South Berwick, 
Berwick and North Berwick. The history of all these is narrated down to the 
time of the separation of Berwick from Kittery, 1713, and the history of Kittery 
and Eliot is continued to the present time. The work is full of historical and 
genealogical details, gleaned from ancient records of state, county, towns and 
churches. Pains have been taken to locate, by means of maps and citations 
from legal documents, all the earliest settlers. The genealogical notes occupy 
more than five hundred pages, and the book is printed in clear type, and beauti- 
fully illustrated, but deserves a more durable paper. It is well indexed. 

* >K 4( 

History of Newbury, Mass., 1635-1902. By John J. Currier, author of " Ould 
Newbury": Historical and Biographical sketches. With maps and illustra- 
trations. Boston : Damrell & Upham. 1902. 8vo. pp. 755. Cloth. Price, 


Few are as familiar with the history of Newbury, and as competent to relate 
the course of events, as Mr. Currier. For many years he has diligently ex- 
plored documents in the 'archives of the town, the county, the colony, the 
province and the state. In the present work, he has supplemented such gather- 
ings with copious extracts from the standard authors, Winthrop, Hutchinson, 
Sewall's Diary and numerous pamphlets. References and foot notes amply 
sustain the statements, and the reader becomes possessed of a true narration. 
The illustrations and charts are appropriate. The work is not devoted to the 
relics, ancient habitations and curiosities, and has not the musty odor of the 
antiquary. The historical spirit pervades the treatment of each chapter. It 
has an appendix of valuable statistics, and a full index. The volume forms 
a valuable complement to " Ould Newbury," by the same author. 

Geo. a. Gordon. 

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Meeting House of the First 
Beligious Society in Newburyport. Oct. 31, 1901. Newburyport. 1902. 
8vo. pp. 61. 

Address delivered by Hon. George W. Cate at the " Old Home Week'' Celebration 
at Northwood, N. H., on Friday, Aug. 22, 1902. Northwood, N. H. 1902, 
8vo. pp. 12. Portrait. 

Beport of the Commissioners in charge of the Bemains oj the Ancient Fortijica' 
tions at Pemaquid. Augusta : Kennebec Journal Print. 1902. 8vo. pp. 9. 

236 Book Kotices, [April, 

This report, followed by a memorial, is accompanied by a plan of the fort 
procured from the archives of England. 

FreaTcness and the Preakness Eeformed Church, Passaic County, New Jersey. A 
History. 1695-1902. With Genealogical Notes, the Becords of the Church, 
and Tombstone Inscriptions. By George Warne Labaw, Pastor of the 
Church. New York: Board of Publication of the Reformed Church in 
America, 25 East 22d St. 1902. 8vo. pp. vii.+344. 111. Price, $2.50; 
postage, 16 cts. 

The " Genealogical Notes" contain the names Ackerman, Bensen, Berdan, 
Berry, Demarest, Dey, Doremus, Haring, Hennion, Hogencamp, Kip, Merselis, 
Neafle, Post, Quakeubush, Stagg, Van Riper, Van Saun, Van Winkle, and 
Voorhees. The index is complete. 

Quinabaug Historical Leaflets. Vol. I. Nos. 12, 13. Joseph Smith, James 
Deneson, First Settlers of Sturhridge and Southbridge. ^'The Tale of Tantius- 
ques." The Sturbridge Lead Mine. 12mo. pp. 147-181. 

The Stinted Common, Somerville. Being an Account of the Division into Lota 
and Streets, of the Common Lands of Charlestown (between 1635 and 1685), 
now embraced within the Limits of Somerville, Mass. By Charles D. Elliot. 
Read before the Somerville Historical Society, Feb. io, 1899. Somerville 
Journal Print. 1902. 8vo. pp. 10. 

In this carefully prepared pamphlet we have a sketch of " the laying out and 
beginning of that section of Somerville which is now very appropriately named 
the Highlands, covering nearly eleven hundred acres, the larger part of which 
is now the most thickly settled territory." 

The Two Hundredth Anniversary of the First Parish Church of Stow, Mass. Ser- 
mons by Rev. J. Sidney Moulton, Pastor, and Samuel Collins Beane, D.D. 
July 27, 1902. 8vo. pp. 28. 

The frontispiece is an illustration including Church and Pastor. 

On Historic Ground. The Site of the Old Court House at Westminster [Vt.'], 
marked by the Daughters of the Bevolution, Sept. 17, 1902. Cordial Welcome 
and Co-operation of the Westminster People. Programme and Exercises of 
the Day. Historical Address of Alfred S. Hall, Esq. 1902. Press of E. 
L. Hildreth & Co., Brattleboro, Vt. 8vo. pp. 21. 111. 

A List of the Soldiers in the War qf the Bevolution, from Worcester, Mass. With 
a Becord of their Death and Place of Burial. Compiled and arranged by Mauy 
Cochran Dodge. Published by Col. Timothy Blgelow Chapter, Daughters 
of the American Revolution. [1902.] 8vo. pp. 28. 

•'This list," says an introductory note, "includes the ' minute and militia 
men' who marched April 19, 1775, on the alarm at Lexington, and enlisted men 
belonging to or credited to Worcester." From page 14, the pamphlet is occupied 
with the " Exercises in commemoration of Revolutionary Heroes held at City 
Hall, May 30th, 1901, under the auspices of the Historical and Patriotic Societies 
of Worcester, Mass." 

Civil War Times. 1861-1865. By Daniel Wait Howe. Indianapolis : The 
Boweu-Merrill Co., Publishers. [1902.] 8vo. pp. X.+421. 

The military activities here described are principally those of the Army of 
the Cumberland. The appendix consists of tables showing the organization of 
that army at the time of its most important operations. The work is well in- 

The Capture of Fort William and Mary, Dec. 14, 15, 1774. By Prof. Charles 
L. Parsons. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the N. H. Historical Socie- 
ty, n. p. ; n. d. 8vo. pp. 30. 

Largely consisting of extracts of documents public and private, including a 
fac-simile of a letter by Gen. John Sullivan. 

1903.] Booh Notices, 237 

State of Connecticut. Public Document No. 41. Beports of the Commission of 
Public Records. 1902. Printed by order of the Legislature. New Haven : 
The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylcr Co. 1902. 8vo. pp. 9. 

Historical Collections of the Joseph Haversham Chapter, Daughters of the Amer- 
ican Bevolution. Vol. II. Atlanta, Ga. : Blosser Printing Co. 1902. 8vo. 
pp. xvi+726. 

Court records, documents, lists of Revolutionary soldiers, sketches, pedi- 
grees, and historical papers form the contents of this volume, reprinted from 
the Atlanta Constitution and continuing the valuable work begun in the first 
volume of the collections. 

A Letter of Marquis de La Fayette. 1781. 

Letters of Samuel Cooper to Thomas Pownal, 1769-1777. Edited by Fred- 
erick TucKERMAN. 2 pamphlets. 4to. pp. 89-91 ; 301-330. 

These are both reprints from the American Historical Review ; Vol. VIII, 
Nos. 1, 2, Oct. 1902, Jan. 1903. 

The Lords Baltimore and the Maryland Palatinate. Six Lectures on Maryland 
Colonial History delivered before the Johns Hopkins University in the year 
1902 by Clayton Colman Hall, LL.B., A.M. Baltimore: John Murphy Co. 
1902. 12mo. pp. 216. Portrait. Map. 

The object of these lectures is not to furnish a complete history of colonial 
Maryland, but to briefly sketch the lives and characters of the Barons Balti- 
more, recounting the principal events of the rise and progress of Maryland as 
a Province, and the relations between it and the Proprietaries. 

Ecclesiastical Becords. State of New York. Published by the State under the 
supervision of Hugh Hastings, State Historian. Albany : James B. Lyon, 
State Printer. 1901. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. xxxv.+744 ; xxviii.+745-1442. 111. 

The work, of which these volumes represent about one half, is an ecclesias- 
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extensive extracts from colonial and documentary records have been used, as 
also quotations from leading religious publications. The period embraced in 
the volumes extends from 1621 to 1700. 

Tlie State Historical Society of Missouri. First Biennial Beport of the Executive 
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pp. 50. 

The University of Missouri Studies. Edited by Frank Tiiilly, Prof, of Philos- 
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viii+63. 111. Maps. Price $1.25. Vol.1. No. 4. The Right of Sanctuary 
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HOLME, Ph.D. (Harv.), Assistant Professor of History. Published by the 
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England. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 111. Maps. 

By far the longest article in this volume is the " Monograph of the Evolution 
of the Boundaries of the Province of New Brunswick," occupying a third, of 
the " Transactions." Among the contributions on history, literature, archgeol- 

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ogy, the mathematical, chemical, geological and biological sciences, it would be 
difficult to select any for special commendation ; but all who have been inter- 
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see the paper on " The New Gas from Radium," accompanied by a diagram. 
One cannot fail to find in these pages subjects of particular attraction. 

New England Catholic Historical Society Publications. Nos. 3, 4. The Acadi- 
ans of 3Iadawaska, Maine. By Rev. Charles W. Collins. Pilgrim, Puri- 
tan and Papist in 3Iassachusetts. By Helena Nordhoff Gargan. Boston. 
1902. 2 pamphlets. 8vo. pp. QQ-, 38. 

Annual Beport of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio for the year 
ending Dec. 1, 1902. Cincinnati : The Robert Clarke Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society, at Utica, iV. Y. No. 9. 8vo. pp. 
xviii.-|-135. 111. 

" The Federal Era in American History," " New England in New York," " Po- 
litical and Social Life in Washington during the Administration of President 
Monroe," " The Philippine Problem," and " The Migrations of Trade Centres" 
are the principal articles in this publication. 

The Colonial Society of Pennsylvania. Charter, Constitution, By-Lavjs, Officers, 
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This attractive volume consists principally of genealogies of the members. 

Annual Proceedings. Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1901- 
1902. Philadelphia. 1902. 4to. pp. 94. 111. 

Begister of Members and Miscellaneous Statistical Information concerning the 
Pennsylvania Sons of the Bevolution. 1902. Philadelphia. 1902. 4to. pp. 
137. 111. 

Beside the contents shown by the titles, these handsome volumes contain 
the " Necrological Roll" of the Society, a memorial sermon, and an evacuation- 
day address. 

General Society, Sons of the Bevolution. Proceedings of Begular Triennial Meet- 
ing, held at Washington (Mount Vernon), Friday, April 18th, 1902. Ad- 
dresses at Banquet, Saturday, April 19th, 1902. General Directory. [John 
Murphy Co., Printers, Baltimore. 1902.] 4to. pp. 121. 111. 

The White House, Mount Vernon and Tomb of Washington are the notable 
places associated with the Triennial meeting whose Proceedings are here re- 
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were by such men of eminence as Governor Carroll, Hon. James Alston Cabell, 
Mr. Joshua W. Caldwell, General Miles, Admiral Dewey, Ambassador Carabon, 
and Mr. Edmund Wetmore. 

Boxbury Historical Society. Organized as the Boxbury Military Historical So- 
ciety, Dec. 9, 1891 ; reorganized as the Boxbury Historical Society, April 10, 
1901. Incorporated May 15, 1901. Charter, By-Lavjs and List of Officers 
and Members. 1903. Boston : Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 15. 

Bules and Begulations of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of 
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and the Manner of Celebrating the Anniversary Day of the Company. Printed 
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"Antarctica" is a name now often substituted for "Antarctic Continent." 
in this very handsome book are contained three articles which are the expan- 
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articles are comprised accounts of the " Legendary ' Terra Australis Incognita' 
and Voyages leading from a belief to a disbelief in it," " Voyages up to and in- 
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Miscellanies. By Arthur Latham Perry, D.D., LL.D. Williamstown, Mass. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 189. Portrait., 

Nearly all of these have been in print before ; one, however, is entirely new, 
" The New England College." The other papers are, "Scotch Irish in New 
England," " Foes of the Farmers," " Berkshire at Bennington," " Sketches of 
Joseph White," "John Leland Miller," "Preparations for Citizenship at Wil- 
liams College," "A Free-Trade Lesson from the New Testament," "Protection- 
ism" and " An Ancestral Research" a Perry genealogical sketch. 

Pirates and Piracy. By Oscar Herrmann. With Illustrations by Frederick 
Ehrlich, and an Introduction by Herman A. Heydt. New York : Press of 
Stettiuer Brothers, 52-58 Duane St. 1902. 12mo. pp. 47. 

This is not a history of piracy, but a narrative Intended to show the vicissi- 
tudes of a pirate's career, and to illustrate his mode of action. 

The Term State House. By Albert Matthews. From Dialect Notes, vol. II., 
pt. IV. 8vo. pp. 199-224. 

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tomed thoroughness, reviewing the use of the term in several States before 

Library of Harvard University. Bibliographical Contributions. Edited by Wil- 
liam Coolidge Lane, Librarian. No. 54. A Bibliograyhy of Justin Winsor, 
Superintendent of the Boston Public Library, 1868-1877 ; Librarian of Har- 
vard University, 1877-1897. By William F. Yust, M.A., B.L.S., Assistant 
State Inspector of I^ibraries, Albany, New York. Cambridge, Mass. Issued 
by the Library of Harvard University. 1902. 4to. pp. 32. 

This is a useful contribution to Bibliography. 

The Genealogist's Guide. By George W. Marshall, LL.D., Rouge Croix Pur- 
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Billing and Sons, Guildford [England]. 1903. 8vo. pp. xiii.-f-880, cloth. To 
be had of the Printers, price 21 shillings, delivery extra. 

Librarians and genealogists will welcome this new edition, revised and en- 
larged, of Dr. Marshall's invaluable " Guide," being to Great Britain what Mun- 
sell's " Index to American Genealogies" is to America. It has been completed 
to date, and compiled with great care and accuracy. The limited edition which 
has been printed should not remain long unsold. * * * 


IErnest Cheyne. — English historical stu- 
dents have suffered a serious loss by 
the death of Mr. Cheyne, of the Probate 
Division of Somerset House, who was 
buried at Highgate recently, having 
been carried off in the prime of life and 
strength by the prevalent influenza. 
Just as Dr. Garnett was the " walking 
encyclopaedia " of the British Museum 
Library, so Mr. Cheyne was the " walk- 

ing encyclopsedia " in the Department 
of Literary Inquiry at Somerset House, 
where the motto was always " ask 
Cheyne" when any difficulty arose. 
He alone had a complete general grasp 
of that wonderful storehouse of six cen- 
turies of social history contained in the 
probate vaults of Somerset House, equal- 
ling in concentrated interest, if not in 
bulk, the Public Record Office itself. It 




is one of the many absurd anomalies of 
Somerset House that the Department 
of Literary Inquiry (almost the only 
thing in the great quadrangle of per- 
manent importance to the outside world) 
has no recognized official existence. 
The superintendent and his assistants 
are taken from the general roster of the 
Probate Division clerks, and are ap- 
parently moved in and out of the place 
as the exigences of promotion in rota- 
tion require, without regard to any 
special qualification for its highly tech- 
nical requirements. The regulation 
♦' Somerset House young man " speaks 
with a sort of superior and pitying 
contempt of the " Ancient Records," 
and is quite incapable of understanding 
or appreciating the wonderful attain- 
ments required and the enthusiastic 
devotion developed in a career like that 
of the deceased. The Department of 
Literary Inquiry originated in a de- 
mand made, soon after the seculariza- 
tion of the probate records in 1858, by 
historical students, with Maeaulay at 
their head, to have access to them for 
purely literary purposes without the 
prohibitive fees at Doctors' Commons. 
It was not, however, until the closing 
days of 1862 that the innovation was 
actually made, and the earliest record 
of a search is on January 2, 1863, when 
*«Jos. L. Chester" seems to have had 
the place to himself, and to have worked 
like a beaver in consequence. Colonel 
Chester was joined in the course of the 
next few years by many other highly 
esteemed antiquaries, now mostly de- 
ceased. Sir Thomas Phillipps and Mr. 
Halliwell-Phillipps being prominent as 
assiduous attendants. The first super- 
intendent still survives, being the vener- 
able district probate registrar at Her- 
ford, Mr. T. C. Paris. Mr. Paris was 
succeeded in 1872, three years before 
the removal of the records from Doc- 
tors' Commons to Somerset House, by 
Mr. Challenor Smith, a most happy 
chance, the " Index of Wills proved in 
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
1383-1558," published by the British 
Becord Society, being a lasting monu- 
ment of Mr. Challenor Smith's over 
twenty years' care of the Literary De- 
partment. It was during Mr. Smith's 
period that Mr. Cheyne developed his 
great grasp of the probate archives, 
both of them seconding the indefatigable 
courage of Mr. G. H. Rodman, the head 

of the Ancient Records Department. 
Literally tons of files and volumes, not 
only of the Prerogative Court, but also 
of the minor London courts — not Jonly 
from Doctors' Commons, but also from 
Southwark, Rochester, Chelmsford, 
Hitchin, St. Albans, Oxford, Salisbury, 
and even far-off Richmond in York- 
shire — had to be overhauled from their 
buried dust, and the eccentric omis- 
sions and commissions of generations 
of easy-going ecclesiastics put in order. 
Mr. Cheyne revelled in his share of this 
huge task. He often said he longed to 
get back to his work, and was never so 
happy as when engaged in it. Nothing 
so pleased him as an authorization to 
ransack Lambeth or St. Paul's or ^n 
archidiaconal registry in the country to 
supply some gap in the probate series 
omitted in the general turnover of 1858. 
It was on one of these pilgrimages at 
Hitchen that he lighted on the tiny 
piece of parchment which put Mr. H. 
F. Waters on the track of the true pedi- 
gree of Washington. Although official 
etiquette would not allow any public 
acknowledgment, more than one an- 
tiquary has owed to Mr. Cheyne's sug- 
gestion many a valuable hint like that 
given to Mr. Waters. Mr. Rodman 
having become the record-keeper in 
1892, the Ancient Records and Literary 
Departments were consolidated, and in 
1895, after a short interval, Mr. Chal- 
lenor Smith was succeeded by the 
present courteous head, Mr. Ferdinand 
Neville, who had been lost to the 
Records Department nearly twenty 
years before by the absurd routine. 
Mr. Cheyne now became Mr. Neville's 
lieutenant, indispensable from his con- 
tinuity of experience, destined to be, as 
many hoped, the head of an entirely 
remodelled department in London for 
England and Wales, such as Edinburgh 
has long had for Scotland, and Dublin 
for Ireland. But, alas! this was not to 
be. The much needed reform may come, 
but the expert hand to conduct the 
transition has yet to be discovered. 
Mr. Cheyne, besides his technical know- 
ledge and enthusiasm for his work, was 
endowed with the widest sympathies, 
and had general culture of an uncom- 
mon kind. He was also of so sweet a 
disposition as to be beloved by all who 
knew him. 

[From The Aihenceum.~\ 


Vol. 57, page 12, line 30, /or 1878 read 1876. 

Vol. 57, page 122, line 10 from bottom, /or Dinsmore, read Dinsmoor. 



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descent, in every part of the country, who are interested in genealogical 
and historical researches, would promptly respond to this appeal, according 
to their means, the completion of this long needed and indispensable work 
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VOL. LYII.-JULY, 1903. 

Whole Number, 227. 







*5it* Illustrations : 

1. Portrait of Jqsiah Hayden Drummond (to face page 241). 

2. West Mill and Standon, Herts, England. Three views (to face page 297). 

I. Memoir or Josiah Hayden Drummond, LL.D. By Hon. Marquis Fayette Khig 241 

n. Richard Warren of the Mayflower, and some or his Descendants. {Con- 
eluded.) By Mrs. Washington A. Roebling . 247 

in. Notes on the Family of John Hill of Guilford, Conn. By Edwin A. Hill, 

Esq 250 

IV. Baptisms Recorded by the Ministers of the First Church in Needham. 

{Continued.) Com. by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. ...... 252 

V. Richard and Henry Bristow, or Bristol, of Guilford and New Haven, 

Conn., and their Descendants. Com. by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner . . 263 

VI. Gravestone Inscriptions at the Isles of Shoals, to the tear 1850. Com. 

by Francis Hen7'y Brown, M.D 267 

VII. Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., and Four 
Generations of his Descendants. {Concluded.) Com. by Mrs. Henry 

Thorp Bulkley 268 

VIII. Boston " Banks "—1681-1740 — Those who were interested in them. By 

Andrew McFarland Davis, A.M. .......... 274 

IX. John Partridge of Medfield, Mass., and his Descendants. {Continued.) 

By George Homer Partridge, B.S 281 

X. Baptismal Records of the Congregational Church of Hinsdale, Mass., to 

THE YEAR 1850. Com. by James Hosmer, Esq. 288 

XI. Some Early Emigrants from Herts, England. By Walter Kendall Watkins, 

Esq 297 

XII. Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass. By Ethel Stanwood 

Bolton, B.A ' . . .300 

XIII. Genealogical Gleanings among the English Archives. {Co7itinued.) Com. 

by J. Henry Lea, Esq 310 

XIV. Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now the First Unitarian 

Church of Norwkll, Mass. {Continued.) Com. by Miss Sarah R. Damon 318 

XV. The Gorham Family in Connecticut and Vermont. By Frank William 

Sprague, Esq 325 

XVI. Green Family Memoranda. Com. by Williayn Coolidge Lane, A.B. . . . 328 

XVII. Proceedings of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. By 

Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary 329 

XVIII. Notes and Queries : 

Notes. — Michael Bacon of Dedham — his Probable Ancestry, 329 ; New Eng- 
land Colonists from Rattlesden, Co. Suffolk, Eng., 331 ; John Crosmau 
of Taunton, 332; Cobb, Hunt; Swain; Soldiers' Gravestones, 333. 

Queries. — Johnson, 333; Gardiner-Smith; Hill; Miscellaneous; Pride; 
Jenks, 334; Chipman-Lathrop ; Miscellaneoxis; Allen; Overing, 335. 

Replies. — Eames, 335. 

Historical Intelligence. — Greeley Genealogy, 335 ; Noyes Genealogy ; Peters 

Genealogy; Genealogies in Preparation, 336 329-336 

XIX. Book Notices 337 

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By Hon. Marquis Fayette King, of Portland, Me. 

It is not often that we are called upon to pay tribute to a life so 
full of those qualities of mind and heart that attract admiration and 
win love as were embodied in our late Vice-President for Maine, 
the Honorable Josiah H. Drummond, of Portland, who died Oc- 
tober 25, 1902. 

His departure was sudden and unexpected. While his health 
had not been very good during the summer, he had, not been pre- 
vented attending to business, and even on the day when the end 
came he had been engaged as usual. After partaking, with a good 
appetite, of the midday meal, with his family, he left his residence 
to return to his office, and while on the way he was stricken down 
and fell to the ofround. " In a moment, in the twinkling of an 
eye," the vital spark was extinguished, and this mortal had put on 

Mr. Drummond was a lineal descendant of Alexander^ Drum- 
mond, who came from the north of Ireland, in 1729, with two sons 
and two daughters, and settled in Georgetown, near the mouth of 
the Kennebec River, and who was evidently at that time a widowed 
old man, undoubtedly of the ancient Scottish Clan, but may have 
been born in Ireland, as were his children. He was killed by a 
falling tree, in 1730. His son Patrick^ Drummond, perhaps the 
oldest, was born June 11, 1694, and by his wife Margaret he had 
five children, viz. : Ann, Margaret, Mary, Frances and Elijah. 
His wife Margaret died; and he married second, about 1740, Sus- 
anna, daughter of Rev. Robert Rutherford, by whom he had seven 
children, viz. : Jane, John, Mary, Catharine, Lettis, Elizabeth and 
Nancy. He died in Georgetown, December 28, 1761 ; and his wife 
died September 12, 1771. 

Mr. Rutherford was the first Presbyterian clergyman who came 
to Maine. He was Dunbar's chaplain at Pemaquid, and preached 
there and in that vicinity till the spring of 1735, when he went to 
Brunswick. He received his degree of Master of Arts at Glasgow, 

VOL. LVII. 17 

242 Josiah Hayden Drumraond, [July, 

Scotland, March 9, 1708. In the record he is described as a 
*' Scoto-Irishman." 

Patrick's son John^ Drummond was born in Georgetown, Sep- 
tember 27, 1744; married Mary, daughter of Daniel and Marga- 
ret (Stinson) McFadden, and had sons Rutherford and John. He 
died in Georgetown, September 10, 1771 ; and in 1795 the sons 
went " up river," Rutherford settling on a farm in Vassalboro, and 
John settled in Winslow, where his mother died, February 2, 1821, 
aged 75 years. 

John'' Drummond, son of John% was born April 13, 1772, and 
married, September 3, 1795, Damaris, daughter of Col. Josiah and 
Silence (Howard) Hayden. Col. Hayden, of Bridgewater, Massa- 
chusetts, was an officer in the Revolution, and among the first set- 
tlers in Winslow, Maine. The wife of John" Drummond died 
September 3, 1851 ; and he died December 24, 1857. Their 
children, all born in Winslow, were: Clark, Mary, Charles, Sibyl 
Pattie, Robert Rutherford, John Winslow, William Edward, Jo- 
siah Hayden and Manuel Smith. 

Clark^ Drummond was born July 5, 1796, and married, June 5, 
1821, Cynthia, born January 9, 1799, daughter of Mordecai and 
Sarah (Burgess) Blackwell. He settled on the home farm, where 
his wife died I^ebruary 8, 1868 ; and he died September 5, 1888. 
Their children were : Myra Yose, Micah Blackwell, Josiah Hayden, 
John Clark, Cynthia Ann, Everett Richard, Sarah Blackwell, 
David Hutchinson, Caroline Redington and Charles Lathrop. % 

Josiah Hayden^ Drummond was born in Winslow, Maine, Au- 
gust 30, 1827. He entered Waterville (now Colby) College in 
1842, and was graduated in 1846 at the early age of nineteen years. 
In his junior year he was instrumental in establishing the Xi 
Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon, presided at its first meeting, and 
fifty years later presided at the anniversary exercises, on which 
occasion he was made the recipient of a magnificent loving cup. 
His ahna mater ever received his loyal support and loving service, 
and for forty-five years he was a member of its Board of Trustees, 
being chairman of the Board since 1888, with a record of almost 
constant attendance. In recognition of his merit, the Institution 
conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Laws, in 1871. 

Like most farmer's boys, he had largely to depend upon his own 
earnings to pay the expense of his higher education, and for this 
purpose a portion of the time during his student life was devoted to 
teac^hing. He not only taught in the common schools, but served 
as preceptor in the academies at China and Vassalboro, making 
friends among his pupils that continued through life. 

He read law under the direction of Messrs. Boutelle and Noyes, 
of Waterville, was admitted to the bar of Kennebec County in 
1850, and was immediately intrusted with an important commission 
that required his presence in California. There were at this time 

1903.] Josiah Hayden Drummond. 243 

but few educated lawyers in that State, and the execution of the 
laws was often in the hands of irresponsible parties. He was ad- 
mitted to practice in the California courts, and after fulfilling his 
commission to the satisfaction of his client, was preparing to locate 
permanently, when he received a letter from Mr. Boutelle advising 
him of his intention of retiring from business and inviting him to 
return to Waterville and take the office of his late preceptors. 

This appearing to be his opportunity, he returned to Maine, and 
entered at once into a practice that continually grew in importance. 
He remained in Waterville until 18()0, when, having been elected 
to the office of Attorney-General by the State Legislature, he re- 
moved to Portland, where he continued until his death. He was 
Attorney-General until 1864, and was subsequently City Solicitor 
of Portland for several terms. In the early days of the Portland 
and Kennebec Railroad he was employed as its legal adviser, and 
took an active part in the formalities which resulted in the union of 
the several railroads which constitute the present Maine Central 
Railroad, of which corporation, for more than tliirty years preceding 
his death, he had been Clerk and Counsel. At the time of his death 
he had made considerable progress in the publication of the history 
of the several roads. 

At the Memorial Session of the Supreme Court of Maine, sitting 
in Portland, on February 23, 1903, the Hon. Fabius M. Ray, being 
one of those appointed to speak for the Bar, addressed the Court, in 
part, as follows : 

" Our friend who has left us was endowed with capacity for the enjoy- 
ment of the best things of life, so that, notwithstanding his upward of three 
score and ten years, he never grew old ; and those of us who followed him 
at a distance of a decade found our own increasing years resting upon us 
all the more lightly for thinking of our brother as not yet an old man. He 
was possessed of a marked personality. He iilled a place in the community, 
and in our friendship, that was distinctly his own. He remiinded us of no 
one whom we had known at other times and under other circumstances. 
His role in life seemed to have been conceived especially for him, as in the 
dramatic art the play is written to meet the genius of the great performer ; 
and so, while the different departments of his work will be taken up and 
carried on by others, in their own way, he will have no successor. His 
reputation extended beyond the confines of his native State ; his varied 
abilities were in almost constant demand abroad, where he was a recognized 
peer of those who had found their way to fame, although, for himself, he 
was quite content to stay at home and be great within its narrower limits. 

Of Mr. Drummond's career at the bar, only the mention is needed to 
suggest its prominence. For more than fifty years, scarcely a volume of 
the Maine Reports failed to bear his name upon its pages as engaged upon 
the one side or the other of many of the most important cases. Not only 
was he well grounded in the law as a science, but his long experience, aided 
by a remarkably facile and rententive memory, gave him peculiar advan- 
tages. Especially intimate was his knowledge of the Statutes and judicial 
decisions of our own State, and in addition to this he knew, often as au in- 
terested party, under what circumstances and to meet what conditions the 

244 Josiah Hayden Drummond. [July, 

Statute had been enacted or the decision rendered ; thus, at a moment's 
notice, he could refer the young practitioner, who applied to him for coun- 
sel under difficulties and perplexities, to the volume and page where he 
would find the authorities for or against the position which he would fain 
establish. But, notwithstanding the accuracy and breadth of his know- 
ledge, he never posed as a case winner ; nor did he refuse to compromise a 
case which he was reasonably sure of winning before a jury, if thereby he 
could observe the interests of a client. As was to have been expected, in 
a career so varied and extending over so many years, there were many 
triumphs of the sort which bring renown, and triumphs, possibly still more 
numerous, that the great world knew little about. There were failures, 
too, that were not failures for the reason that facing inevitable defeat was 
the only means of averting the payment of excessive damages in cases 
wdiere compromise was impossible. Especially was this rule true in his, as 
in the case of most eminent practitioners, when defending the interests of 
great business corporations, for which the average jury is presumed to have 
very little sympathy. 

It was not alone the young practitioner, or the man of maturer years, 
who had pursued his studies in Mr. Drummond's office, who always found 
him helpful with counsel and suggestion. Nor did he ever, when pitted 
against his younger brethren of the bar, set up his own superior knowledge 
and experience against the younger's deficiences. There was nothing 
of asceticism in his nature, nothing cynical, nothing of resentment, unless 
provoked by aggression. The friend of all, he was prodigal of his favors ; 
if his confidence was sometimes abused, who shall say that he erred in the 
exuberance of his kind-heartedness. 

But after all that may be said of our friend in his public and professional 
relations, it is the man himself whom we shall remember during the days 
that yet remain to us ; the generous friend whose warm hand clasp we 
shall feel no more, and the sound of whose voice is now hushed forever." 

Mr. Drummond was elected a director of the Union Mutual Life 
Insurance Company in 1876, and until his death vras its legal ad- 
viser and an active participant in all of its affairs. 

At a special meeting of the Directors of that Company, called to 
take action upon his death, President Richards closed his remarks 
as follows : — 

" It is not necessary for me to eulogize or voice encomiums on the life 
of Mr. Drummond, his helpfulness to the Union Mutual ; it is difficult to 
write in measured terms, so unlimited were his hopes and efforts in its be- 
half. His ambition, his thought, his love, for the past twenty-six years, 
have been unsparingly given to advance its welfare. Everyone connected 
with the office, not alone the officers, but all the employees, feel his loss as 
that of a personal friend. We all loved him alike and cherished the affec- 
tion he so generously returned to us all. Though the moments, in such a 
diversified life, were constantly valuable, he was ever a most approachable 
man, an extremely entertaining conversationalist, anxious always to extend 
a guiding hand to those who came to him for aid, with cheerfulness invaria- 
bly predominating in all his acts. His disposition was destitute of vindic- 
tiveness and incapable of malice. His life was devoted to the work of 
making others happy. To this Board of Directors his association has been 
far more than professional or official. He was the head of our family, and 

1903.] Josiah Hay den Drummond, 245 

long shall we mourn for the loss sustained. The whole community realizes 
and recognizes that a great, noble, unselfish, sympathetic, active man has 
departed from its midst. 

His was a life-work which young men may well emulate, an example of 
the honor and respect that concentrated perseverance and determination 
bring to him who persistently searches for new facts and broader knowledge 
in this hurrying world." 

Mr. Drummond made the draft of the charter, secured the Act, 
and was one of the incorporators of the Union Safe Deposit and 
Trust Company of Portland. He was a member of the Board of 
Directors and their legal adviser. 

In politics, both by birth and inheritance, he was a Democrat, 
and engaged actively in political work even before his majority. In 
his twenty-second year, he was a member of the State Convention. 
At this time his party was all powerful in the state and nation, but 
there was a lack of harmony, and soon came the disruption of the 
party and the entire extinction of its ancient opponent. Mr. Drum- 
mond, always a man of strong feeling, was not satisfied with the posi- 
tion taken by the majority of his party on the questions of slavery and 
temperance. He believed that African slavery was a wrong for 
which his generation was not wholly responsible, but should seek 
to right as fast as possible, by equitable legislation, and that mild 
laws and moral suasion were insufficient protection for the commu- 
nity against the great sin of intemperance. Upon these issues he 
joined with those of like views in organizing the Republican party, 
was a delegate to its first State Convention, and ever after gave 
that party, on the stump and at the polls, his most loyal support. 
It was his practice to transact no business on election day, devoting 
that day to his country, and it was a matter of great pride with 
him that he had been able to vote at every election, save one, after 
becoming a freeman ; holding it to be not only the right but the 
bounden duty of every citizen to manifest his interest in govern- 
ment by presence and action at the polls. Three times he w^ent as 
delegate to the National Convention; first, in 1864, when Lincoln 
was renominated, desiring, if possible, to secure the renomination 
of his personal friend, Hannibal Hamlin, as Vice-President; again, 
in 1876, when Hayes was nominated; and last, in 1884, when he 
w^as the successful leader of the Maine delegation in putting in 
nomination for the Presidency James G. Blaine. 

Mr, Drummond was elected to the Legislature from Waterville 
in 1857, and upon his re-election in 1858 was made Speaker of the 
House. In 1859 he was elected Senator from Kennebec County, 
and resigned before the end of his term, to accept the office of At- 
torney-General. In 1868 he was elected to the Legislature from 
Portland, and was again made Speaker. His fame as a parliamen- 
tarian and as a graceful and easy presiding officer has been second 
to none. As a toast-master he was equally successful, and fortu- 
nate that assembly that had him in either place. 

246 Josiah Hayden Drummond, [July, 

There have been conventions of his party ready to make him 
their nominee for Congress and for Governor of Maine, and twice 
he declined the offer of a seat on the Supreme Bench, not that he 
was devoid of ambition, but generously preferring to give his family 
the advantages of a lucrative practice in his profession rather than 
to take for himself a high sounding title with little income. 

He was not only an eminent citizen, a distinguished member of 
the bar, an active politician, but he was more, he was better than a 
lawyer, better than a politician, he was a philanthropist ; there was 
a fullness and a completeness in his life seldom seen. 

As would be expected in a life like his, he had his pastimes. He 
loved the exactness of mathematical study, and was a frequent con- 
tributor to the mathematical magazines, and in correspondence with 
the higher mathematicians of the country. 

He was an omnivorous reader, his law library was second to no 
private library in the city, and his house was full of books. He 
was not only an industrious collector of books for his private col- 
lection, but was equally interested in building up public and special 
libraries, being officially connected with quite a number. He was 
especially interested in genealogical and historical research, was a 
member of all the local, and many foreign, societies organized for 
the collection and publication of history. Some of his genealogical 
work has been printed, but very much more is in manuscript and 
incomplete. He was elected to membership in this Society in 1894, 
and its Vice-President for Maine in 1901. 

Conspicuous in various capacities, he was yet more widely known 
as a wise and accomplished Freemason. He was initiated in Wa- 
terville Lodge, January 1, 1849, and that year elected Deacon. 
To enumerate his Masonic honors would be naming nearly every 
title known to the Craft. He was never entirely relieved of official 
responsibilities. He gave not only to its exoteric but to its esoteric 
history his careful study and profound investigation. His advice 
was sought from far and near, and never in vain ; his utterances 
were everywhere regarded as authoritative. His published Keports 
on Correspondence, alone, would make more than ten volumes of a 
thousand pages, and are seemingly exhaustive, almost ^y^Yj ques- 
tion of masonic history, tradition, law and policy are discussed, and 
we might almost say that, if every other Masonic publication were 
banished from the earth, the Freemasons would yet have, in his 
w^ritings, an authentic history and a complete Ahiman Rezon. 

It mtiy be truly said of him that no Mason has ever lived who 
rendered greater service in tlie cause, or became so universally 
known and beloved by the Craft. 

The home life of Mr. Drummond was especially beautiful. In 
the bonds of sincere affection all of his household were united, not 
only in seeking their own happiness, but in making others happy. 
The tenth day of December was always a day of thanksgiving in 
this family, for on that date, in 1850, Mr. Drummond was united 

1903.] Ricliard Warren of the Mayflower. 247 

in marriage with Miss Elzada Rollins, daughter of Benjamin Wad- 
leigh and Lucetta (Foster) Bean, with whom he lived in happy 
companionship to the day of his death. " She openeth her mouth 
with wisdom and the law of kindness is on her tongue." Three 
daughters and one son have graced the family circle, viz., Myra 
Lucetta ; Josiah Hayden (Colby, 1877), who married Sallie Tucker, 
daugliter of Joseph B. Blake of Braintree, Massachusetts, lawyer, 
in partnership with his father, and his successor as Director and 
Counsellor of the Union Mutual Life Insurance Company and the 
Union Trust Company ; Tinnie Aubigne, wife of Wilford Gore 
Chapman, lawyer, of Portland ; and Margelia Bean, who died in 

Mr. Drummond had a rule "Never carry shop home," and the 
happiest moment of the day to him was the time for gathering the 
accumulated Masonic, genealogic and social correspondence of the 
day into a parcel for evening consideration. His evenings were 
usually spent at home, never in idleness but in letter writing or in 
solving some intricate problem in genealogy or mathematics. He 
was, however, apparently cheerfully willing to lay these aside for a 
game with the children, or to entertain a visitor. His versatility 
was so great that interruption never appeared to be an annoyance. 

The sudden death of his youngest daughter, a beautiful and ac- 
complished girl, who had made herself, by her sympathy and help- 
fulness, almost a necessity to him, was a shock from wliich he never 
recovered. To the casual observer he suffered his affliction with 
philosophic composure, but those near to him consider that the com- 
mencement of decline, and while his sudden demise was not antici- 
pated, they realized that his vital energy was on the wane. 

His funeral was held in the ancient First Parish Church, and 
notwithstanding a severe storm, the auditorium was crowded, many 
persons coming from a long distance to testify their love. He was 
buried in Evergreen Cemetery by the Grand Lodge of Masons, and 
his grave is marked with a granite and bronze monument, a memo- 
rial tribute of more than twenty-five hundred friends and brothers. 



Bj Mrs. Washington A. Roebling* of Trenton, New Jersey. 
[Concluded from Vol. 55, page 170.] 

At the time my Warren article was communicated to the Reg- 
ister, I was unable to supply any account of James, ^ Nathaniel,^ 

* Mrs. Roebling died 28 February, 1903. She was EmilyS Warren, born at Cold 
Spring-on-Hudson, N. Y., 23 September, 1843, daughter of Sylvanus" (Capt. John, 3 
Samuel,^ SamueP of Long Reach, Westchester Co., K. Y.) and Phebe (Licklyj Warren. 

248 Richard Warren of the Mayflower. [July, 

and Nehemiah Warren,^ sons of John^ Warren, which sons are 
numbered 26, 28, and 29, on page 166 of the issue of the Register 
for April, 1901. From information since obtained I give the facts 
here appended. 

26. Lieutenant James* Warren {John,"^ Richard,^ Nathaniel^^ Richard'^) 
was born at Scituate, 4 December, 1714, and died at Sharon, Con- 
necticut, 14 May, 1788. He removed to Sharon before 7 Novem- 
ber, 1744, when, in a purchase from Benjamin Boardman,* he is 
styled as of that town, and he had lands laid out in Sharon, on the 
east side of Indian mountain, 26 April, 1753,t and was confirmed 
lieutenant of the north company or train-band in that town by the 
Connecticut General Assembly, in May, 1754$ ; and on 28 Septem- 
ber, 1758, he was made guardian of Gideon, son of Gideon Tyler, 
late of Sharon, deceased.§ His will of 8 December, 1774, proved 
10 July, 1788,11 made a bequest to sister Naomi Tinkham, and 
constituted wife Deborah executor. Under date of 22 January, 
1789, Jeremiah Tinkham and Naomi, his wife, of Middleborough, 
Massachusetts, conveyed to Deborah Warren, widow and adminis- 
tratrix of James Warren, of Sharon, "gentleman, deceased," all 
their right and title to any and all of his estate. H On 21 January, 
of the same year, John Warren of Rochester, in the County of 
Plymouth, and Naomi Bates"^"^ of the same place, made over to John 
Fuller, of Sharon, all their share, both real and personal, of the 
estate of James Warren, late of the town aforesaid, deceased. ft 

He married at Sharon, 15 July, 1746, Deborah Tyler, as she is 
named in the records. That she was the daughter of Benjamin 
Fuller, is shown by the following abstract from a quit-claim deed 
of 29 September, 1750, in which James Warren and Deborah his 
wife, Nathaniel Warren and Jemima his wife, heirs to the estate of 
their father, Benjamin Fuller, late of Sharon, deceased, convey to 
Matthew Fuller, eldest son and heir to the aforesaid Benjamin 
Fuller, their right, title and interest to all real and personal estate, 
reserving other equal part of the one-half of an undivided eighth of 
land in the township of Sharon, and their equal part of the one-third 
part of the above estate, now in the hands of their mother. Content 
Skinner, of Sharon. H Deborah Fuller was born at Colchester, 
Connecticut, 2 May, 1725, §§ and married ^1), 17 January, 1741-2, 
Gideon Tyler, of Sharon, by whom she had a son Gideon Tyler. 
There was no issue of her second marriage. 

* Sharon Land Records, ii, 144. 

t Sharon Proprietor's Records, ii, 95. 

J Connecticut Colonial Records, x, 251. 

I Sharon Probate Records, ii, 34. 

II Sharon Probate Records, vii, 61-2. 

II Sharon Land Records, x, 11. 

** Children of John Warren, brother of Lieutenant James "Warren, and two of *' the 
grand-children," named in the will of John Warren, dated 21 January, 1768. Their 
brother Richard, who was also a legatee under the aforesaid will, was possibly de- 
ceased. See Register iv, 166, No. 27. 

ft Sharon Land Records, x, 10. 

XX Sharon Land Records, iii, 214. 

$^ See Edward Fuller and his Descendants in the New York Genealogical and Bio- 
graphical Record, volume xxxiv, pages 17-23. 

1903.] Richard Warren of the Mayflower, 249 

28. Nathaniel^ Warren {John^^ Richard^ Nathaniel^ Richard'^) was 

born probably at Scituate, in 1721, and died at Sharon, Connecticut, 
after 10 December, 1789, on which day he made over to Judah and 
Isachar Rowley that undivided right which he had in the estate of 
his brother, James Warren, late of Sharon, deceased.* He either 
accompanied or shortly followed his brother, James Warren, to 
Sharon, and on 18 January, 1747, received from him, lands upon the 
line between Sharon and Salisbury, and had other tracts laid out by 
the town proprietors, 22 October, 1748.t 

He married at Sharon, 10 November, 1748,$ Jemima Fuller, 
daughter of Benjamin and Content Fuller, born at Colchester, 
15 December, 1731, and who was living 27 May, 1765, when she 
joined with her husband in the conveyance of certain lands in 
Sharon. § Between this last date and 1 July, 1785, he resided for 
a time at New Lebanon, in the State of New York, and he acquired 
land in the patent of Kayaderosseras, in the County of Albany, 
which he transferred to his brother James on the last named date.|| 

Children, recorded at Sharon : 

i. Jemima,^ Warren, b. 6 May, 1749. 

ii. Rachel Warren, b. 26 July, 1751; m. 2 February, 1769,^ Isachar 
Rowley, of Kent, Connecticut, b. at Colchester, 8 February, 1744* 

iii. Nathaniel Warren, b. 29 March. 1757. 

iv. John Warren, b. 21 June, 1759. 

V. James Warren, b. 5 June, 1761. 

vi. Cynthia Warren, b. 18 September, 1763. 

29. Nehemiah^ Warren {John,"^ Richard,^ Nathaniel,'^ Richard'^) was 

born 14 August, 1731, probably at Scituate, and was baptized at 
Hanover, Massachusetts, 31 October, 1731. He removed to Sharon, 
Connecticut, with his brother, and died there before 3 October, 
1785, when his sons Simeon and Nehemiah made choice of guar- 
dians. He married at Sharon, 31 March, 1754, Anna, daughter of 
Benjamin Fuller, born at Colchester, 23 December, 1738, who 
probably pre-deceased him. 

Children, recorded at Sharon : 

i. Lois^ Warren, b. 3 April, 1755; m. 1 January, 1775, Benjamin 

ii. Eunice Warren, b. 7 March, 1757. 
iii. James Warren, b. 30 December, 1758. 
iv. Anna Warren, m. 14 September, 1779, Jeduthan Gray, of Amenia, 

New York. 
v. Jane Warren, m. 27 January, 1782, Zopher Betts. 
vi. Simeon Warrrn, b. 12 June, 1767; ra. 17 April, 1788, Mercy Betts, 

and removed** to Salisbury, 
vii. Nehemiah Warren, b. 20 June, 1769 ; conveyed under date of 6 

April, 1791, a quit claim deed to Gideon Tyler for all his interest 

in the estate of Lieutenant James Warren. ff 

* Sharon Land Records, ix, 528. 

t Sharon Proprietor's Records, ii, 48. 

t Town Records. 

6 Sharon Land Records, v. 422. 

I Ibid, ix, 409-410. 

•f[ Kent Town Records. 

** Sharon Land Records, ix, 589. 

ft Sharon Land Records, x, 216-7. 

250 Family of John Hill of Guilford^ Conn, [Jiily? 



By Edwin A. Hill, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

These notes are prompted by, and intended as a supplement to, Dr. 
Steiner's articles on Luke and John Hill, in the Register, ante^ page 87. 

The late Benjamin S. Hill and the writer, his son, were some years en- 
gaged in preparing a genealogy of the descendants of John^ Hill, and the 
MS.* comprises several hundred pages, bringing the male lines down to a 
late period. 

Those interested in this family might like to know that Dr. Alvan 
Talcott's manuscript genealogies of Guilford families contain quite an ex- 
tended account of the descendants of John^ of Guilford. The orio^inal is 
in the library of the New Haven Colony Historical Society at New Haven, 
Conn., and a copy is filed in the office of the town clerk of Guilford. 

Smith's History of Guilford, page 20, states that '' John Hill, by trade a 
carpenter, came from Northamptonshire, in England, as early as 1654, 
and settled upon the north side of the green, on the place now [1877] oc- 
cupied by E. C. Bishop and Tabor Smith." Dr. Steiner, Register, ante, 
page 87, says south side. In the Talcott MS. it is stated that he was by 
trade a carpenter, and came early to Guilford, but not in the first company ; 
that he was at Branf ord in 1 646, but came with his family soon after to 
Guilford, the tradition being that the Hill family were " North Britons." 
There is a tradition in the family of MichaeP (James,^ John-^), that he was 
of Welsh descent. That the John Hill of Branf ord, in 1646, was John of 
Guilford seems questionable, in view of the fact that in Vol. 1, Part 2, 
page 71, of New Haven Probate Records will be found an '' Inventory of 
the estate of John Hill late of Branford deceased taken by Moses Craft 
and John Frisbye," in 1678, while John of Guilford died there some years 
later. The latter does not appear in the list of Guilford freemen of 1650, 
though Dr. Steiner states he was a freeman there before 1657. On the 
14th of May, 1655, however, John Hill and Goodwife Hill testified in court 
at Guilford. Of his English ancestry and date of birth nothing is known. 
The inventory of his estate, dated June 13, 1689, and taken by Thomas 
Macoke and Stephen Bradlye, is headed " The inventory of the estate of 
John Hill the aged, deceased," and amounted to £123. 00. 09. 

As his son John was born in 1644, and his daughters Sarah and Eliza- 
beth may have been older than John, he presumably must have been born 
before 1624, especially to have beeu called " the aged " at the time of his 

He was twice married : First to Frances , prior to his arrival 

at Guilford, and, according to Dr. Talcott, before his emigration ; and 
second to Katharine Chalker. " John Hill of Guilford m. Katern Chalker 
23 September, 1673." (Records of Say brook, Ct., in Register, IV., 138.) 
Savage (II., 417) says she was "probably the widow of Alexander 
Chalker," concerning whom Hinman, in his " Early Puritan Settlers," 
page 517, remarks: "Alexander Chalker was an early settler in Say- 
brook; on page 96, vol. 1, at Saybrook, he m. Kathrine Post, Sept. 29, 1649, 

* The MS. concerning the descendants of John^ Hill may at some future time be 
published, if there should be sufficient interest to warrant it. In the meantime, the 
writer will be glad to receive and to give any information. 

1903.] Family of John Hill of Guilford^ Conn, 251 

and had issue," among others, " 4. Catern, b. Sept. 8, 1657 ; m. John Hill, of 
Greenfield [Guilford], 1673." If we follow Hinman, she was only sixteen 
years old when she became John Hill's second wife, at which time his 
eldest son was nearly thirty-three years old ; but Savage is most likely 
correct. In 1670, John Hill is first styled " Sr." He died June 8, 1689. 
According to Savage, his will was made in September preceding his death, 
but my copy gives the date Sept. 28, 1680. It was proved June 17, 1689, 
and names his wife Katharine, his sons John and James, his daughter 
Tapping, and the children of his deceased daughters Sarah and Elizabeth, 
of whom Frances Allen was to receive a double portion. On the second 
Monday of June, 1695, the following record was made (New Haven County 
Court Records, I., 232) : " The legacies yet due out of y^ estate of John 
Hill of Guilford deceased is 91b 20s which is to be distributed to 13 grand- 
children of the deceased the eldest of them viz. Frances Allen to have lib 
5s 5d as a double portion, and each of the rest to have 12s 20d as a single 
portion to every of them." 

The writer has a short manuscript genealogy, written Dec. 26, 1847, by 
his grandfather, Julius® (Reuben,^ Reuben,* Daniel,^ James,^ John^), of 
Madison, Conn., who was much interested in genealogy, in which he gives 
the children of the first John as : 1. John, born 1 644. 2. James, born 
1646. 3. Ann, born 1648 ; died 1706. This Ann is perhaps the Hannah 
whom Dr. Steiner says was born Jan. 18, 1652-3, though it may be that 
there was both an Ann and a Hannah. Dr. Talcott, also, gives the dates 
1644 for John, and May 15, 1646, for James. The writer has the death 
date of John, Jr., as May 8, 1690, and of James as Oct. 8, 1707. 

Ann,^ or Hannah, Hill {John}-') evidently married a Tapping. Savage, 
(IV., 254) mentions a James Tapping, of Milford, whose wife's name was 
Ann. She died in 1732. This James Tapping may have been the son, 
born Feb. 12, 1643, of Capt. Thomas Tapping (or Topping) of Wethersfield, 
Milford, aiid Branford, by his wife, Emma (Savage, IV., 255). 

Sarah^ and Elizabeth^ Hill {JoJdi^) seem to have married and died 
before their father's will was made in 1680. One of them had married 

Allen, and had had a daughter Frances, who in 1695 was older than 

the other living children of these daughters. Henry Allen, of Milford, 
Conn., according to Savage (I., 31), had wife Sarah, who died in 1680, and 
a daughter Frances, born in 1676. Orcutt (History of Stratford, II., 1115) 
gives only John (not mentioned by Savage) and Frances — who married, 
in 1704, John Hall of Middletown, whose heirs in 1742 were Joseph Cor- 
nell and wife Elizabeth, Joseph Sage, .Ir., and wife Mary, James Ward and 
wife Abigail, and Samuel Stow and wife Mary, all of Middletown — as the 
children of Henry Allen, so it would appear that the four children named 
by Savage as born before Frances, 1676, died before John^ Hill's will was 

James^ Hill [John^) had wife Sarah , whose surname is not 

given by Dr, Steiner. Dr. Talcott's MS. on the Griswold family states 
that Sarah, daughter of Michael Griswold of Wethersfield, born Sept. 30, 

1662, married Hill. There seems to be no other male member of 

the Guilford family of Hill having a v/ife Sarah, at a sufficiently early date, 
except him. The will, dated in 1678, of Michael Griswold, of Wethers- 
field, who died in 1684, refers to his daughter Sarah Hill. James^ and 
Sarah Hill had children named Isaac and Michael ; and Michael Griswold, 
of Wethersfield, and wife Ann had sons Michael and Isaac. 

252 Baptisms in First Church of Needham. [July, 

With reference to the various lines of descendants traced by Smyth and 
Steiner, they agree in general quite closely with the writer's MS., except 
with an occasional difference in dates, and a child of James^ ( John,^ John^), 
not given by them, viz., Lydia, born Sept. 9, 1713 ; also their Zenas,^son of 
Isaac' (James,^ John*), is Jonas in the writer's account. The baptism 
June 4, 1738, was of Jonas, not Zenas (see Cothren's Woodbury, III., 146). 
The births of the children of Zenas and Keziah are correctly given (Coth- 
ren's Woodbury, III., 55, 57, 59), but there is no known evidence to 
connect Zenas with Isaac,^ and Zenas may prove to be a descendant of 
Luke Hill, for Ebenezer^ Hill (Luke,^ Luke^) had a son Zenas, born in 
Goshen, Conn., Jan. 4, 1730. It may be that Jonas^ never married. 
Cothren (Woodbury, III., 565) gives his death as June 12, 1802, aged 63. 



Communicated by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 
(Continued from page 153.) 

May: 18. 1755. Hezekiah, Son of Hezekiah Gay, 

June: 1. 1755. Jonathan, Son of Lemuel Prat, baptiz'd by my Son 


June. 22. 1755. Samuel, Son of John Chickering ; &, Silence, Daughter 

of the Widow Mercy Chub, , . 

June: 29. 1755. Aaron, Son of Ebenezer Fisher; &, Mary,^ Daughter 

of John Mills, 

July: 6: 1755. Reuben, (Son of Peter, and Sarah Richardfon) bap- 
tized, by my Son, Pastor of y^. Church in Medfield. 

July. 13. 1755. Daniel, Son of Jofiah Ware ; Jofiah, Son of Josiah Par- 
ker and, Anna, Daughter of John Greaves (of Ded- 
ham) baptiz'd. 

July. 20. 1755. Sufee, Daughter of Ebenezer Newel; Mary, Daughter 

of Jonas Cook ; And, John, Son of Michael (or, Mul- 
eachi) Sneider, (a German Protestant) 

Aug : 3. 1755. Sarah, Daughter of Jeremiah Woodcock jun :, baptizd. 

By M^ I'adger. 

Aug: 24: 1755. Hannah, Daughter of Samuel M^intyer, baptiz'd. Aug: 

2J^ : 1755. 

Auo- : 31. 1755. I preach'd at Dedham ; & then & there I baptized 

Grace, Daughter of William Avery. 

Sept : 21. 1755. Ebenezer, Sou of Jonathan Gay, 

Oct: 13. 1755. (Monday) Jonathan, Son of Moles Dewing, baptized: 

privately, because ill- 

Oct: 26. 1755. Katy, Daughter of Ithamar Smith, 

Nov: 9. 1755. Elifabeth, Daughter of Jeremiah Eaton; &, Timothy, 

Son of Henry Dewing jun^' :, 

Nov': 16. 1755. Eunice, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSFeedham, 253 

Nov : 30. 1755. I preach'd at Declham, & then and there I baptized Ru- 

f us, Son of John Whiting ; & Susanna, Daughter of 
Richard Woodward. 
Dec: 28. 1755. Collins, Son of John Edes; &, Mehetabel, daughter of 

William Smith, 
Feb: 8. 1756. Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer Clark : And, Mary, Daugh- 

ter of Jofiah Dewing, 
Feb: 15. 1756. William, Son of Eliphalet Kingsbery, 
Feb: 22. 1756. Sarah, Daughter of Joseph Mackintire, 
March. 7. 1756. Simeon, Son of Daniel Huntting ; And, Mary, Daugh- 
ter of Robert Fuller, 
March. 21. 1756. I preach'd at Springfield in Dedham, & baptiz'd Lucy, 

Daughter of Noah Weld. 
March, 28. 1756. Daniel, Son of Daniel Wight, 
April. 4 : 1756. Philip, Son of Philip Voidener ( Germanus) baptiz'd, 

by my Son, Pastor of Medf : 
May. 2. 1756. Esther, Daughter of Caleb Kingsbery, baptiz'd. (My 

May. 9. 1756. Samuel, Son of Samuel Ware, baptiz'd, by M''. Cotton 

of Newton. 
May. 16. 1756. Abraham, Son of Abraham Chamberlain; &, Samuel, 

Son of Samuel Glover, 
June, 6. 1756. Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer Huntting, baptiz'd, (by y®. 

Rev : M''. Badger.) 
July. 11. 1756. Seth, Son of Thomas Broad, 
Aug: 15. 1756. Jofiah, Son of John Battle, 

Sept: 7. 1756. (Tuesday) Mofes, Son of Caleb Child, baptiz'd: (pri- 
vately, because fick.) 
Sept: 12. 1756. Katy, Daughter of Jofiah Parker, baptiz'd. 
Sept : 26; 1756. ***. And, Jonathan, Son of Ebenezer Ware jun'^:, 

Oct : 8. 1756. Benannuel, Son of Lemuel Prat, 

Nov : 7. 1756. Aaron, Son of Aaron Smith jun^': 

Jan: 16. 1757. John, Son of Samuel Mackintyer; & Olive, Daughter 

of Jeremiah Woodcock jun^ : 
Jan : 23. 1757. Eleazar, Son of Eleazar Kingsbery, 
Feb : 13. 1757. Sarah, Daughter of Andrew Gardner ; &, Mary, Daugh- 
ter of John Bird, 
March: 13. 1757. Mary, Daughter of Jonathan Parker; Esther, Daugh- 
ter of Josiah Woodward ; Rhoda, Daughter of John 
Keith ; &, Rhoda, Daughter of Peter Richardfon, 
May. 17 : 1757. . . ( Tuesday) I baptized William, Son of Stephen Bacon 

of Natick ; 
NB. The Child was very ill, like to die. (NB. it 
died within 2 hours after it was baptiz'd.) 
May. 22. 1757. I preach'd at Newton, & then & there baptized Allen, 

Son of Edward Durant ; & Thomas-Jackson, Son of 
John Greenwood. 
July. 3. 1757. Experience, Daughter of Jofiah Dewing, 

July. 17. 1757. ^ * *. &, Mofes, Son of John Mills, baptized. 
July: 31. 1757 Ebenezer, Son of Samuel Dagget, 
Aug : 28. 1757. Martha, EKfabeth, & Mehetabel, Daughters of David, 

& Elifabeth Smith, 

254 Baptisms in First Church of Keedham, \Zv\j^ 

Sept: 25. 1757. Henry, Son of Timothy Smith, 

Oct: 9. 1757. Elifabeth Whiting (Wife of Jonathan Whiting jun^:) 

# # :* . }^Yi^^ Jonathan, Son of faid Jonathan Whit- 
ing jun :, baptized. 

Nov ; 13. 1757. I preach'd at Springfield (in Dedham) & then and there 

baptized Samuel Son of Samuel Richards ; &, Me- 
hetabel. Daughter of Ebenezer Newel. 

Dec : 4 : 1757. Sarah, Daughter of Abraham Chamberlain, 

Dec: 11. 1757. Elifabeth, Daughter of Henry Dewing jun'^ : &, Mary, 

Daughter of Alexander Pherey, 

Jan : 8. 1758. . . Hannah, Daughter of William Smith, 

Feb : 12. 1758. . . Jonathan, Son of Ebenezer Huntting, 

Feb : 19. 1758. Eleazar, Son of Timothy Newel, 

March, 5. 1758. Lemuel, Son of Jeremiah Eaton ; and, Hannah, Daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer Clark, 

April, 2. 1758, Jofiah, Son of P^benezer Fisher, 

April, 30. 1758. Daniel, Son, and Rebecca, Daughter of Jonathan Gay : 

And, Israel, Son of Daniel Huntting, 

May : 7*^. 1758. ^^^^ Moses Pratt & Jemima his Wife, * ^ *, and their 

Sons Moses & Afa were baptized. Martha, Daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer Pratt, was baptized. 

May : 14 : 1758. Margaret Beverftock (Wife of Edward Beverftock) 

^ * ^, & had the Ordinance of Baptifm administered 
to her : And, Her Child, named Margaret, was bap- 

June, 4 : 1758. I preach'd at Natick : & then & there baptized Marga- 
ret, Daughter of Philip Voidener, a German Pro- 

June. 11. 1758. Eucy, Daughter of Samuel Chub, baptiz'd. (NB. upon 

his Wife's account. ) 

July : 9. 1758. Esther Fisher (Wife of Jeremiah Fisher jun'' :) =**=*: 

And their two Daughters, Hannah and Elifabeth, were 

Aug : 27. 1758. I preach'd at Springfield, & then and there baptized 

Daniel, Son of Daniel Chickering. 

Sept: 10. 1758. Janverin, Son of Nathanael Fisher; Seth, Son of Lem- 
uel Pratt ; &, Catharine, Daughter of Josiah Ware, 
baptized by the Rev*^. M'^. Haven of Dedham. 

Syept: 24: 1758. I preach'd at Sherburn, & then and there I baptized 

Hannah, Daughter of the Widow Hannah Dewing. 

Oct: 1. 1758. Deborah, Daughter of John Edes; &, Jeremiah, Son 

of Jeremiah Woodcock, jun"^. 

Oct : 8. 1758. * * * . And Ruth Townfend (my Son Sami^iel's Wife) 

=* ^ =^ ; & their Daughter Sarah was baptized. 

Oct : 15. 1758. Mofes, Son of Stephen Huntting, 

Nov : 26. 1758. The Rev : M''. Aaron HiUchinson Pastor of the Chh in 

Grafton preach'd at Springfield in Dedham ; & then 
& there baptized Luther & Calvin Twin — Sons of 
Jonathan Whiting jun^. 

Dec : 3. 1758. I preach'd at Sherburn, & then & there I baptized Anne, 

Daughter of Abner Morfe. 

Dec: 31. 1758. Beulah, Daughter of Moses Dewing, 

Jan: 14 : 1759. Olive Humfry (Wife of William Humfry) "^"^^ \ And, 

Their Son Willard was baptized. 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSTeedham. 


Feb : 4 : 1759. 

March : 4 : 1759. 

April, 8. 1759. 

April, 15. 175*). 
April, 22. 1759. 
June, 10. 1759. 
July. 8. 1759. 

July. 15. 1759. 
July. 22. 1759. 
Aug: 10. 1759. 

Aug: 19. 1759. 
Aug: 26. 1759. 
Sept: 16. 1759. 
Oct: 14. 1759. 

Nov: 4: 1759. 
Nov: 11. 1759. 

Dec: 30. 1759. 
Jan: 6. 1760. 
Jan : 20. . . . 

March, 9. 1760. 

Mar: 23. 1760. 
April, 27. 1760. 
May. 4. 1760. 
May. 18. 1760. 
July. 27. 1760. 
Aug: 10. 1760. 
Aug: 17. 1760. 
Aug: 31. 1760. 
Oct: 5. 1760. 
Oct: 19. 1760. 
Nov : 2. 1760. 

Nov: 16. 1760. 

Jan: 11. 1761. \ 
Jan: 25. 1761. 
March, 15. 1761. 
April, 19. 1761. 
May. 3. 1761. 
June, 21, 1761. 

July. 5. 1761. 

Daniel, Son of John Keith ; Olive ; Daughter of Wil- 
liam Humphrey ; &, Mary, Daughter of Robert Child, 

Hannah, Daughter of John Bird ; &, Rhoda, Daughter 
of Ebenezer Ware jun''., were baptized. 

Nathanael, Son of Moses Bullard; &, Archibald, Son 
of Archibald M^mullin, 

Jemima, Daughter of Eliphalet Kingsbery, 

Kezia, Daughter of David Mills, 

Ephraim, Son of Samuel Ware, 

Timothy, Son of Joseph Mackentyer; &, Nathanael, 
Son of Nathanael Chamberlain, 

Jofeph, Son of Jofiah Dewing, 

Phinehas, Son of Eleazar Kingsbery, 

Friday, Elisha, Son of Aaron Smith jun'' : baptized, 
privately because it was fick. 

Timothy, Son of Mofes & Jemima Pratt, 

Asa, Son of Ebenezer Huntting, 

Elii'abeth, Daughter of Andrew Gardner, 

Mehetabel," Daughter of Henry Dewing jun'". ; Josiah, 
Son of Jeremiah Fisher jun^' : ; Elisabeth, Daughter 
of Samuel Mackentire ; & William, Son of William 

Sybill, Daughter of Robert Smith, 

John, Son of Edward Beverftock; &, Olive, Daughter 
of David Smith, 

Afa, Son of Samuel Dagget, 

Lemuel, Son of Abiel Smith, 

Elisha, Son of Elisha Mills ; & Rebecca, Daughter of 
Peter Richardfon, 

Hannah and Sarah (Twin-Daughters of William Hum- 

Amafa, Son of John Stedman of Weston, 

Beulah, Daughter of Aaron Smith jun'^., 

Oliver, Son of Jonathan Gay, 

Convers, Son of Stephen Huntting, 

William, Son of Josiah Ware, 

Rufus, Son of My Son Samuel Townsend, 

William, Son of Ebenezer Clark, ,.> 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills, 

Hadafsah, Daughter of John Mills, 

Sufanna, Daughter of Eliphalet Kingsbery, 

Samuel, Son of Jeremiah Eaton ; &, Cyrus, Son of Lem- 
uel Pratt, 

Abigail, and Hannah, Daughters of Timothy Smith of 

Elifabeth, Daughter of Caleb Kingsbery, 

Jane, Daughter of Alexander Pherey, 

Betty, Daughter of Jonathan Whiting jun'' : Baptized. 

Phebe, Daughter of James Man, 

Phebe, Daughter of Jeremiah Fisher jun^ 

Elisha, Son of Josiah Woodward ; &, Michael, Son of 
John Clark, 

Henry, Son of Henry Dewing juu: & Mary, Daughter 
of Jeremiah Woodcock jun : 

256 Baiotisms in First Church of Needham, [July, 

Aug : 30. 1761. David, Son of David Smith ; &, Sarah, Daughter of John 

Sept: 6. 1761. Elisha, Son of Ebenezer Huntting, baptiz'd. (By the 

Rev: M'^. Haven of Dedham.) 
Sept: 13. 1761. Debby, Daughter of Elisha Mills, 
Sept : 20. 1761 : Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan Whitney, 
Oct : 5. 1761. . . . (Monday,) Peter, son of Jofeph Drury, baptiz'd. 

{privatim quia valde cegrotus est.) 
Oct : 18. 1761. Elisabeth, Daughter of Samuel Ware, 
Oct: 25. 1761. William, Son of William Humfry ; &, Sally, Daughter 

of Mofes Bullard, 
Nov 1 1. 1761. Molly, Daughter of Ebenezer Wilkinfon, 
Nov : 22. 1761. David, Son of Jonathan Whitney, 
Nov : 29. 1761. , Rhoda, Daughter of Ebenezer Fisher 
Dec: 13. 1761. Perfis, Daughter of Robert Smith, 
Jan : 3. 1762. . Rhoda, Daughter of John Keith, 
Feb : 7. 1762. Samuel, Son of William Smith, 

March. 1. 1762. {Monday.) Daniel, Son of Edward Beverftock, baptized. 

privatim quia cegrotus est. 
March : 28. 1762. Sarah, Daughter of Timothy, and Abigail Dewing, 
April, 18. 1762. Esther, Daughter of Ebenezer Ware jun^, 
April, 25. 1762, Mofes, Son, and Mary, Daughter of Joseph Mackentire, 

baptized, by the Rev'l M^". Badger of Natick. Twins. 
May. 23. . , Abner, Son of Aaron Smith jun :, 

July: 4. 1762. Jofiah, Son of Eliphalet Kingsbery, 

The fourteen baptisms following were apparently recorded by one of the 
church officers ; no name or other word is underlined. 

Dec 19 1763 Eunis Daughter of Josiali Woodward & Jonathan Son 

of Samuel Townsend baptized By Reu mr Woodward 

April 18 1763 Amos Son of Ebenezer Huntting & Jason Son of Na- 

thanil Ware & Elizebeth Daughter of Eleazar Kings- 
bery & Elizebeth Daughter of John Buard baptized 
By the Reu mr Hauen 

July 10 1763 Ebenezer son and Polly daughter of Samuil Dagget 

and Amherst Son of William Humfry baptized By 
^ the Reu mr Hauen [William Humfry had been a 

lieutenant and served under Major General Jeffrey 

July 24 1763 Beulah Daughter of Jeremiah Eaton & Rhodr Daugh- 

ter of Jacob Parker Baptized By the Reu 

Sept 25 1763 Henery Son of Henery Dewing jun Baptized & Han- 

nah Dafter of Elisha mills Baptized 

march 18 1764 Jemima daughter of Eliphalet Kingsbery Bapt, 

The Rev. Samuel West, A.M. (D.D. 1798) ordained in Needham April 
25, 1764, resigned November 15, 1788, to become the minister of Hollis 
Street Church, Boston, followed Mr. Townsend's custom of underlining 
the names of persons, but occasionally failed to do so. The names of towns 
Mr. West did not underline. The first entry will illustrate his method, 
and thereafter the names will be set in Roman and the word " baptized " 
omitted unless there is some variation. 


1903.] Baptisms in First Church of JSfeedham, 



13th 1764 

June 10*^ 

June 24**^ 

;july] 29*1^ 
Aug^ 5th 








Decern^ 9*^ 


27*^ 1765 


u^. 3 






May 12 

June 2*^ 









12t^ 1765 


'Novem^] 7 


Decem'^ 8*^^ - - 



Januy- 22^^ 1766 




I 6 




ye 1st 





3 1st 

Sepbm^- 14*^ 
[Oct^] 26 
Novem 27 : 1766 






Samuel Sou of William Smith baptized. 

Elisha Son of Jofiah Woodward 

Lucy Daughter of Nathaniel Fisher 

Molly Daughter of Ebenezer Clark 

Lucy Smith Daugh^. of Aaron Smith ju^. 

Olive Daugh^. of y® widow Olive Nuting 

Hannah Daugh^'. J" Difper 

Paul Son of Lemuel Pratt 

John Son of Nathaniel Blackinton 

# # #^ eodem tempore, Salla Daugh^ of Samuel M^yn- 

Salla Daughter of John Clark 

Ruth Daugh^. of Peter Edes, Lydia Daughter of Lem- 
uel Prat & Ruby Daughter of Mofes Bullard 

Lydia Daugh^. of William Humphrey 

Abigail Daugl/. of Ebenezer Newel 

Nathan Son of Ephraim Jackson 

Jonathan Son of Deacon John Fisher 

Phebe Daugh^. of Tho*^. Pain was baptized — 

Abigail Daugh''. of John Bird 

Michal Son of Michal Bacon 

Rhoda Daughter of Edward Beaverstock 

John Son of James Man 

Lois Daugh^' of Josiah Woodward & Trifeny Daugh^. 
of Ebenezer Wilkinfon 

Katharina Daugh^. of Robert Smith 

Nathan Son of Ebenezer Hunting : & Elizabeth Daugh^ 
of Elifha Mills 

Jeffe Son of Samuel Hunting 

Enoch Son of Abiel Smith 

Abigail Daugh^, of John Kieth 

Elizabeth Daugh^ of Tho^ Hall 

Lydia Daugh^- of Phillip Voidenr (a German) 

Hannah Daugh*^- of Henry Dewing 

George Son of Nathaniel Fisher 

William Son of Samuel Townfend 

Asa Son of Samuel Dagget 

Margret Daughter of Alexander Farie baptized : privatim 

William Sarah & John Children of John Keighly 

Jofeph Son of Edward Defper 

Elizabeth & William Children of Jofiah Parker 

=^ * *. Same day Bathsheba Daugh^"- of William M*'. 

Ebenezer Son of Ephraim Payn 

Efther Daughter of Jonathan Whitney 

Rebecca an orphan Child at Edward Beaverstock's bap- 
tized privatim « 

Ely Son of Daniel Gould 

Ruggles Son of Aaron Smith jun^ — 

Timothy Son of Timothy Smith 

Olive Daughter of Ebenezer Newel 

Amos Sarali & Timothy Children of Amos Fuller ju'" — 

Rebecca Daughter of Timothy Dewing 


Baptisms in First Church of ITeedham. 


[Feby-] 22^^ [1767 
March 22'^ 

April b^^ 

Maj 3^ 


June 14*'^ 

Aug* 2 


Septem'^ 6 

Septem'- 27 1767 

Novem'^- 29*^ 
February 141768 
February 28 
Marcli 3 



April. . 3 
July y^ 3 
July 24 
July 31 

Aug* 7 
Sep'^ 18 
Octo'' 2 

Novem'^ 6 
March 12*^ 1769 
April 9 


June 11 

Nov^- 2 
Feb^- 4 : 1770 : 

April 8*^ 1770 


May 13 


,] Lydia, Nathan, Elijah, & Jabez, Children of y^ abovfd- 

Ifabell Dewing were baptized — 
=***:& William & Ephraim Children of Ephraim Pratt 

were baptized — 
Lucinda Daugh^- of Mofes BuUard 
Sarah Daughter of John Bacon (of Natick) baptized : 

& Jofeph Esther & Elizabeth Child°- of Jofeph 

Danniel ju^, were baptized — 
Mofes Son of Cap^- Ephraim Jackfon 
Cloe Daughtr of Robert Smith & Sarah Daughter of 

Jofeph Danniel ju^ — 
Esther Daughter of Cap"- William Humphrey 
Juliett Daughter of Jofiah Woodward 
Jabez Son of Ebenezer Hunting 
Gideon Son of John Clark 
Lydia Timothy & Samuel Children of Timothy Kings- 

bery ju^ — 
Sarah Daughter of Ebenezer Ware 
Phebe Daughter of Samuel Hunting 
Ebenezer Son of Eliphalet Kingsbery baptized eodem 

tempore, Lucy Daughter of Edward Beaverstock 
Sarah Daughter of Ebenezer Wilkinfon 
Lemuel Son of Samuel Townfend 
Nabba Daughter of Elijah Houghton 
Benjamin Son of Jofeph Drury baptized privatim 
Levi Son of Samuel Dagget 

Juliett Daughter of William Smith baptized eodem tem- 
pore Mary Daughter of Cap"- Ephraim Jackfon 
Peter Son of David Hagar baptized privatim 
Othniel Son of Nathaniel Blackinton 
Jacob Son of Jeremah Fisher ju*" — 
Ephraim Son of Abiel Smith 
Amasa Son of Aaron Smith ju'^ — 
Abigail Daughter of Samuel M^.yntyer 
Katharine Daughter of Daniel Gould & Violet a negro 

child were baptized — 
Nathan Son of Timo. Kingsbery ju"^ 
Nabba Daughter of Ebenezer Clark 
Hannah Daughter of Deacon John Fisher & Sarah 

Daughter of Ephraim Pratt 
Kata Daugh^- of John Bird & Josiah Son of Joseph 

Danniell ju'^ 
James Son of Robert Smith 

Ebenezer Son of Joseph Colburn baptized privatim 
Nathaniel Son of Elisha Mills baptized privately 
Mary Daugh*"- of Eliphalet Kingsbery 
Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer Wilkinson 
Lois Daugh^- of Ebenez^ Newell, baptized eodem die 

Aliice Daughter of Jeremiah Eaton 
Samuel Son of Edward Beaverstock & Ebenezer Son of 

Ebenezer Ware 
Samuel Son of Samuel Kilton 

1903.] Baptisms in First Church of Needham, 


June 3^ 

July 1^* 

August 12 

Septem^. 23 

Nov^ 4 

Decern^ 3- 
March 31 [1771.] 
April 7 
June 2 
June 9 1771 

Octo^ 6 



NovemV 10 
January 5 1772 

Febry 23 
April 6 
[May] 31 

June 14 
July 5 

August 16 


Sep'^ 20 

Octo^- y«. 4 
Decern'^ 6 
January 19 1773 
Feb : 28 

[March] 21 
May 10 

June 27 
Septem 5 

Sarah Josiah Joseph Jenny & Ephraim children of 
Nehemiah Mills, & Prudence Daughter of Jeremiah 
Fisher ju^ — 

Isaac Son of Daniel Gould — 

My Father preached for me & baptized my Daugh^. 

Martha Daugh^'- of Joseph Danniell ju^ — 

Margret Daugh^- of John Stedman bap'^ — 

George Son of Aaron Smith ju'^- & Rebecca Daughter 
of Nathaniel Ware ju^ — 

Charles Son of John Clark & Timothy & Sarah Chil- 
dren of Jonathan Whittemore ju'' — 

Luther Son of Tim^- Kingsbery ju^- & Aaron Son of 
Aaron Fairbanks 

Daugh^- of Josiah Woodward, oblito nomine, 

Juliett Daugh^'- of Samuel Dagget 

Amos Son of Deacon John Fisher 

Lucy Daugh"- of William M'^Intash Baptized 

Ebenezer Son of Ephraim Pain 

Ebenezer Son of John Bird 

Ephraim Son of Henry Dewing 

Lemuel Son of Samuel Kilton 

Paul Son of Elifha Mills 

Phineas Samuel Ephraim Af enath Afa Jemima & Han- 
nah Child"- of Tho^ Mills 

Elizabeth Daugh^- of Samuel Townsend 

Barachias Son of Jonas Lewes 

Esther Daugh"^- of Jonathan Deming 

My Son Samuel, 

Robert an illegitimate Son of one Prentise, 

Samuel, Sou of Eliphalet Kingfbery, 

Afa, Son of Abiel Smith, & Kata "Daugh^- of Michal 

Jeffe Son of Ebenezer Wilkinfon 

Robert Son of Robert Smith, Jofeph Son of Ephraim 
Stephens, Reuben, Son of Daniel Gould, & Sarah 
Daugh'^- of Jeremiah Prat, 

Elizabeth Daugh''- of Mofes Bullard, 

Judeth Daugh'- of Timothy Smith & Eunice Daugh'^- 
of Aaron Smith ju'' — 

Three young men Viz : Ralph, John, & Ebenezer Smith 
Sons of Jonathan Smith, owned y^ Covenant & were 

Michal, Son of Michal Bright 

Abigail Daugh"^- of Cap"- Ephraim Jackfon, 

Nabba Daughter of Elijah Houghton 

Rebecca, Daugh''- of Ebenezer Newell & Mary Daugh^- 
of Timothy Kingsbery ju^ — 

Drufilla, Daugh^- of Samuel Wight, 

Anne Daughtr of Joseph Danniell ju'' — 

Phebe, a negro child, 

Edward, Son of Samuel Kilton, 

Jeffe, Son of Jeremiah Fisher ju*", 


Baptisms in First Church of Needhara, [July, 

Septem^ 12 


[Octob] 17 


Decern^. 26 
Feb- 6 1774 
March 13 

May 8 

May 29 

June 12 1774 
July 3 
Aug* 28 

Oct^ 30 
Nov'^ 6 

Aprill 7 1775 
June 11 
June 18 
July 9 
July 16 
July 23 
Aug* 11. 

Aug . . 

* 13 1775 


Aug*. 20 
Angus* 27 

Sep* 24 

Nov"- 2 

Nov''. 26 
Decern'^ 3 
Decern'' 17 
March 3 [1776] 
March 18 
April 14 
Aprill 28, 1776 

June 9 

June 30 
Aug* 35 
Sep^ 29 

Mercy Belknap, =^ ^ =^ & her Daughter, Kata, baptized — 

Joseph, Son of David Mills ju''., 

Jeremiah, Son of Amos Fuller, baptized y® last in y® 

old m : Houle 
Benjamin Son of John Bird, 
My Son Nathan Plimpton, 
George, Son of Elifha Mills, 
Nabba, Daughter of Eleazar Fuller, 
Charles, Son of Jonathan Deming, 
Hannah, Elizabeth, Martha, & Mary, Children of Jofiah 

Newell ju'", 
Rachel Daughter of Eliphalet Kingfbery : & Susanna 

Daughter of Nathaniel Fisher 
Sally Daugh'-- of Michal Bright 
Joel Son of Robert Smith 
Sibill Daugh''- of Ephraim Stephens Efther Daught of 

Samuel Brown & Sarah Daugh^- of Daniel Gould & 

Ebenezer Son of Jonathan Whittemore ju''- 
Becca Daughter of Tim^ Kingsbery ju", 

Peorgry — Biffnell Dauirhter of Robinson of Boston 

Patty Daughter of Aaron Smith ju'", 

Ralph Son of Isaac Bacon baptifd. 

Nancy Daughter of Sam^^. Wight baptifd. 

John Son of John Clen of Boston baptifd. 

Jeremiah Son of Jeremiah Danniell baptifd. 

=^ * * & Mathew Son of Mathew Grife bap*^ 

Mary Daughter of Edward Beaverftock 

Ruth Daughter of John Bird baptifed 

Sam^^ Son of Samuel Townsend, baptifed. 

Eunice Daughter of — Roulstone baptized — & two 

negro Child"- belonging to Cap" William Faris named 

Prince & Silvia 
Jonathan Molly & Sally Children of Jonathan Gay 
Jonathan Ebenezer & Nancy Children of Jonathan 

Parker decefd 
=^ =^ * & Ralph Son of Ralph Smith & Phillip Son of 

Phillip Mills, baptifd. 
Mofes Elizabeth Paul Silas Lydia Amafa & Rebekah 

Children of Silas Alden baptizd. 
Lemuel Son of Lemuel Bracket 
Jofiah Son of Jofiah Newell ju''- 
Moses Son of Ephraim Pain 
My son Benjamin baptifed. 
Abigail Daugh'' of Tim« Fisher 
Sarah Daughter of Hannah Clark 
Samuel Son of Samuel Edes & Elizabeth daughter of 

Michal Harris 
John & Joseph Sons of Jofeph Colburn decefd & Re- 
becca daughter of Solomon Fuller baptifd. 
Benjamin Son of Joseph Drury 
*=**.& Ebenezer Son of David mills ju" baptifed. 
Mercy Daughter of Silas Alden & Nabby & Becca 

Dauo^hters of John Clark 

1903.] Baptisms m First Church of Needham, 


Oct'^- 6 

Nov^ 10 
March 2 [1777.] 
March 23 
Aprill 6 
May 4 
Nov^ 16 

Decern^ 7 
January 18. 1778 
May 17 1778 
July 26 1778 
Septem'' 6 1778 

Sep'- 13 1778 
Octo^ 18 1778 

Novem^' 1 : 1778 
Nov-" 6 1778 
Nov^ 18 1778 

January 3 1779 
January 8 1779 
April 14 1779 

April 19 1779 
Octo^ 3 1779 
Nov'' 7 1779 
Decern'- 12 1779 
May 21 1780 
June 9 1780 
June 11: 1780 
July 2 1780 
July 10: 1780 

July 23 1780 
Octo'" 1 1780 

Octo^ 22 1780 
Octo'" 29 1780 
Decern'- 17 : 1780 
January 7 1781 

April 29 1781 

May 6 1781 
May 20 1781 
July 29 1781 
Septem'': 16 1781 
Septem'^. 30 1781 
December 9 1781 
Janur^ 20 : 1782 
May 5 : 1782 

Hannah Daughter of Ebenezer Newell 

Rebecca Daughter of Ebenezer Wilkinfon baptizd 

Anna Daughter of Jona"- Deming 

Jofiah Son of Jeremiah Danniell 

Clery daugh''-of John Slack 

Joel Son of Eliphalet Kingsbery 

Enoch Son of Eleazar Fuller & Mary Daughter of 

Joshua Lewis 
Jonathan Son of Jofiah Newell ju'" — 
Michal Son of Michal Harris 
Lucy daughter of Sam*^^- Wight 
Jofiah Son of Solomon Fuller 
John Son of John Bird Calvin Son of Aaron Smith 

ju'^- & Molly Daughter of John Slade 
Michal & Becca Children of Jonathan gay bapt 
John Son of David Ocinton & Efther Daugh''- of 

Sam^^. Townfend 
Nathan Son of Tim^. Kingsbery ju'' 
Betfey Daugh''- of Ifaac Shepherd 
Amos Son of Ward John Son of Moulton & 

Ralph Son of Elijah Bacon 
Simeon Son of Silas Alden 
Stephen Son of Stephen Bacon ju'', 
mercy Daugh'" of Jofeph Drury — & y^ Son of one Ba- 
con y® name of y^. Child forgot. 
Ebenezer Son of Ebenezer Wilkinson 
Hannah Dauojli''. of Joshua Lewis 
Artemas Son of Jofiah Newell ju'"- bapti*^ 
Mary Daughter of Michal Harris 
**'^. eodem temp^ John Son of John Slade 
Jemima & Sally Mills were baptized by Immerfion 
Jeffe Son of Ezra mills 
Daniel Son of John Pain 
Nancy Daughter of Stephen Bacon baptized privately 

being Sick, 
Timothy Son of Jeremiah Danniel 
Benjamin Mills ju'^- =^ =^ =* & himself together wh his 

Daughter Elifabeth were baptized — 
Mary daughter of Eleazar Fuller 
Samuel Son of Silas Alden 
Anne Daugh of Ezra Mills 
^ * Experience Dewing =5^ * * & her Son Aaron was 

Joshua Son of Joshua Lewis & Lucy Daughter of Aaron 

Mehitable & Elifabeth Children of Moses Fuller 
Isaac Son of Isaac Shepherd 
Prifcilla Daughter of Jonathan Gay 
* ^ * eodem tempore Betsey Daugh''- of David Ocinton 
Julia daughter of Josiah Newell ju''- 
John Son of John Benjamin 
Abigail daugh''. of Michal Harris 
Samuel Son of Michal Bright baptlfed 


Baptisms in First Church of Needham* 


June 2 1782 
June 23 : 1782 
July 7 1782 

aug* 25 1782 •■ 
Nov^ 10 1782 
Decern'^ 22 : 1782 
March 20 1783 
June 8*^ 1783 
June 15th 1783 
July 4 1783 
Augu*- 3 1783 
august 10 1783 
Sep^' 21 1783 
octob^ 12 1783 
Nov^ 12 1783 

Februy 1 1784 

April 25 1784 
May 16 1784 
May 30 1784 

August 1 1784 

August 29 1784 
Novem^ 7*^ 1784 

Decern'^ : 12 1784 
March 27 : 1785 
OctoS, 2^ 1785 

Novem^ 6 1785 
Decern^ 17^^ 1785 
January 7^^^ 1786 
January 15 1786 
February 19 : 1786 
March 26 1786 
May 14 1786 

August 27 1786 
May 6^i\ 1787 
May 27*^ : 1787 
June 24 1787 
July 8*^ 1787 
July 29 

Octo^ 7*^: 1787 
April 6 1788 
April 13 1788 
April 20"^ 1788 

Simeon Son of Solomon Fuller was baptized. 
Martha Daugh'' of Tim°. Gushing was baptized. 

# # # Eodem tempore Nathaniel Son of Benjamin Mills 

ju^'- & Betse Daugh'" of Jeremiah Danniel 
Sally DaugV- of Reuben Newel Baptized 
George Son of Silas Alden 
Ebenezer Son of Lemuel Bracket 
Debbe Daugh^- of Joshua Lewis 
Robert Son of John Slade was baptized — 
Joshua Betfey & Hannah Child"- of Joshua Brown 
Several four Child"- at Stephen Bacons Names forgot 
William Palmer Son of Joshua Newel Baptized. 
Creffe Dauo-h^- of David Ockinton 

# ^ * Eodem Die Calvin Son of Isaac Shepherd 
Leonard Son of Ebenezer Gay baptifd 

Prechd W E & Samuel & Artemas Sons of Sam^^ Ward 
& Joseph Son of Joseph Drury were baptized 

* # # Eodem die Esther Metcalf dauo^h^- of Michal 
Harris & Catharine daugh^' of David Smith ab'^- were 

Elifabeth & Hannah Daughters of John Edes ju'^. were 

Aaron Jackson & Mary his wife * ^ * & their Daughter 

Mary was baptized. 
Jo"- Son of John Edes ju^ & Nabby Daugh""- of Jiremiah 

Danniel decef*- baptizd 
baptizd a Child of one Parker of Newton [?]ed my own 

House, [now the residence of George K. Clarke.] 
Jeffe Son of Michal Bright 

* * "* at y^ same time Salley Daughter of Joshua Brown 
was baptised. 

Debbe Daugh^. of Aaron Smith ju'' was baptifed — 

Mof es Son of Mofes Fuller 

Harmon Son of Eben''., Gay & Lydia Daughter of 
Michal Harris baptifed — 

Lucretia Daugh^, of John Slade baptifed. 

George Son of Jonathan Gay 

Luther & Lucy Child"- of Jona" Gay bap*^— 

Jeffe Son of Eleazar Fuller 

Nabba Daughter of Jofhua Lewis baptifed. 

Lois Daugh'', of Mofes Eaton baptifed. 

Benjamin Son of Benjamin Davenj)ort & Nabby Daugh- 
ter of Ifaac Shepherd baptifed. 

Margrett Chamberlin baptifed 

Edward Son of Henry Glover 

Lewis & Rebekah Child", of Willi™. Clark bapt'd 

Martin Son of Henry Glover baptisd. 

Thomas Metcalf Son of Michal Harris 

Polly daughter of Joshua Brown 

Reuben Son of William Clark 

Montgomery Son of Josiali Newell ju^, was baptifed. 

Polly daughter of Moses Fuller 

John Tolman was baptized, ^ ^ * eodem tempore Eb- 
enezir son of Solomon fuller was baptifed 

1903.] Descendants of Hichard and Henry Bristow, 263 

April 27, 1788 Elifha Son of Samuel Smith 
July 13 : 1788 Lucy daugh^, of Jofiah Mills 

July 27 — 1788 Lucy Hagar owned y® covenant & was baptifed eodem 

tempore Mehetabel, John, & Jeremiah Fisher, chil- 
dren of John Tolman were baptized. 

[To be concluded.] 




Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steiner. 

1. Richard^ Bristow and (2) Henry^ Bristow were brothers, the first 
settling at Guilford, and the other at New Haven, soon after the settlement 
of those places. Richard^ Bristow was at Guilford as early as the first 
division of lands there, and received a " parcel of upland & rocks " next 
Alexander Chalker's land, containing about five acres. This land went to 
his nephew Samuel Bristow. He was a member of the church, and took 
the oath of freeman early. He was a cooper, and was seventh in the list 
of proprietors at the third division of lands, in 1672. His list then was 
£80. 10. 0., about half that of Gov. William Leete. The Bristow apples 
were named for him. He bore some small offices in the town of Guilford, 
and was overseer for weights and measures, in 1650. He had no children, 

though he was twice married : first, to Elinor , who died April 14, 

1658 ; and second, to Susannah, widow of Thomas Blachley, in 1665. She 
died Dec, 1677; and he died Sept., 1683. 

2. Henry^ Bristow was William Davis's man, in 1649 ; married first, 

Rebecca ; and married second, Jan. 29, 1656, Lydia Brown. 

He died in 1695. 

Children by first wife : 
i. Rebecca, 2 b. Feb. 4, 1649; m. Dec, 1670, Zaccheus Candee. 

3. ii. Samuel, b. Dec 3, 1651 ; d. Nov. 30, 1692. 
iii. Mercy, b. Nov. 7, 1653. 

Children by second wife : 
iv. Lydia, b. Jan. 3, 1657-8 : m. May 6, 1680, Joseph Smith. 

4. V. John, b. Sept. 4, 1659. 

vi. Mary, b. Sept. 1, 1661 : m. Gunn. 

vii. Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1663; m. Nov. 10, 1684, Thomas Hinde of Mil- 
viii. Abigail, b. Apr. 19, 1666. 
ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1667-8; d. young. 

5. X. Daniel, b. May 4, 1671. 

xi. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1674. 
xii. Esther, b. Oct. 3, 1676. 

6. xiii. Eliphalet, b. Oct. 2, 1679; d. Dec, 1757. 

7. xiv. Henry, b. June 1, 1683; d. May, 1750. 

3. Samuel^ Bristow [Henry^) married Phebe , and lived in 


264 Descendants of Richard and Henry Bristow, [July, 

Children : 

8. i. Samuel,^ b. 1679; cl. Oct. 7, 1727. 

9. ii. Bezaleel, b. 1681; d. Apr. 25, 1764. 

iii. Phebe, b. 1683 ; d. Dec. 6, 1778 ; m. Feb. 6, 1711, Isaac Johnson, Jr., 

of Guilford, who d. Feb., 1746. 
iv. Abiah, b. 1691; d. Sept. 29, 1758; m. Jan. 18, 1733, James Pierson 

of Killingworth, who d. Jan. 26, 1750. 

4» John Bristoll^ {Henry^) , of New Haven, married Mehitabel . 

Children : 
i. JoHN,^ b. Oct. 4, 1686 ; d. young, 
ii. Mehitabel, b. June 29, 1688. 

10. iii. Joseph, b. Aug. 9, 1689. 

11. iv. John, b. June 15, 1706. 

5. Danjel^ Bristol {Henri/), of New Haven, married . 

Children : 

i. Esther,^ b. Feb., 1697; m. July 6, 1726, Hezekiah Bunnell, 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 13, 1699 ; m. Oct. 27, 1726, Thomas Umphreville. 
iii. Ann, b. Feb. 13, 1700-1. 

12. iv. Daniel, b. Oct. 15, 1702. 

V. Obedience, b. Oct. 7, 1704. 
vi. Samuel, b. Aug. 8, 1706. 
vii. Richard, b. Oct. 18, 1708. 
viii. Ambrose, b. Aug. 3, 1710. 

6. Eliphalet^ Bristol (Benr/), of New Haven, married Esther 

Children : 
i. Lydia,^ b. Nov. 1, 1701 ; m. Dec. 21, 1723, James Crawford, 
ii. Samuel, b. Nov. 15, 1703. 
iii. Dinah, b. July 31, 1705; m. Sept. 14, 1727, Ebenezer Downs. 

13. iv. Stephen, b. Aug. 12, 1707. 

V. Abigail, b. Aug. 11, 1709; m. Sept. 13, 1737, Joseph Pardee, 
vi. Eliphalet. 

14. vii. Aaron, b. Aug. 31, 1714. 
viii.MosES, b. Feb. 11, 1716-7; of Oxford. 

ix. Esther, b. Feb. 11, 1718-9 ; ra. Stevens. 

15. X. Benjamin, b. July 24, 1721. 

7. Henry^ Bristol, Jr. (Henr/), of New Haven and Wallingford, 

married first, Jan. 23, 1706-7, Desire Smith; married second, 

Damaris . 

Children : 
i. Desire, 3 b. Nov. 5, 1707; m. Feb. 12, 1728, Thomas Brooks. 

16. ii. Henry, b. Nov., 1709 ; d. Dec, 1748. 

17. iii. Austin, b. Nov. 26, 1711. 

18. iv. Amos. b. Feb. 22, 1713. 
V. Mary, b. Feb. 7, 1717-8. 
vi. Thomas, b. Dec. 29, 1719. 
vii. Deborah, b. Mch. 12, 1721-2. 
viii. Gideon, b. Mch. 12, 1721-2. 
ix. Patience, b. May 11, 1723. 

19. X. Jonathan, b. Dec. 27, 1725; d. Jan., 1762. 
xi. Lydia, b. Mch. 16, 1728. 

8. Samuel^ Bristol (Samuel,^ IIe?ir/), of Guilford, married Esther 

Edward of Say brook. She married second, Feb. 18, 1730, John 
Kelsey of Killingworth. Samuel Bristol's list in 1716 was £Q6. 9. 0. 

Children : 
i. Saiviuel,* b. Mch. 12, 1716 ; d. Aug. 25, 1752 ; m. Nov. 14, 1744, Sibyl, 
dau. of Sergt. James Evarts. She m. (2) Mch. 19, 1754, James 
Hatch of Sharon. Samuel's children were: 1. Amy,^ b. Oct. 7, 

1903.] Descendants of Richard and Henry Bristow, 265 

1745; d. Aug. 1, 1806; m. Oct. 28, 1761, Timothy Shelley of Guil- 
ford, who d. Sept. 11, 1810. 2. Samuel, b. Aug. 22, 1749 ; d. Dec. 
15, 1815; m. Dec. 29, 1776, Huldah Evarts, who d. Mch. 9, 1829. 
Their children were: i. Huldah,^ b. Apr., 1777; m. May 28, 1797, 
William Stone of New York State, ii. Sally, b. 1780 ; m. William 
Evarts, who d. Jan. 7, 1841. iii. Samuel, b. 1788 ; d. Oct. 18, 1818. 

ii. Esther, b. July 13, 1720 ; m. July 8, 1736, Nathaniel Hull of Killing- 

iii. Jemima, b. Aug. 17, 1717; d. June 24, 1750; m. June 21, 1739, John 
Rossiter, Jr., of Killingworth, who d. Apr. 20, 1801, aged 90. 

iv. LoTT, b. Mch. 2, 1721 ; d. June 17, 1729. 

V. Amy, b. Aug., 1723 ; d. June 30, 1729. 

vi. Daniel, b. July 22, 1727 ; d. June 20, 1729. 

9. Sergt. Bezaleel^ Bristol {Samuel,'^ Henry^) settled in the north- 
east part of the town of Guilford, called North Bristol in his honor 
from 1757 to 1826, now the parish of North Madison. He married 
first, Jan. 27, 1709, Hester Stone, who died March 25, 1711 ; mar- 
ried second, Jan. 30, 1711-2, Desire Foy, who died Aug. 4, 1723 ; 
and married third, Feb. 13, 1724, Sarah Stone. 

Child by first wife : 
i. Bezaleel,* b. Oct. 22, 1710; of Killingworth; d. Sept. 8, 1758; m. 
June 13, 1742, Eunice, dau. of Joseph Dudley, Jr., who d. May 18, 
1755. Their children were: 1. Eunice,^ b. May 12, 1743. 2. Amy, 
b. Apr. 1, 1745. 3. Lois. b. July 4, 1747. 4. Bezaleel, b. Mch. 30, 

Children by second wife : 
ii. Richard, b. 1714; of North Bristol; d. Apr., 1800; m. (1) May 11, 

1738, Tryal, dau. of Samuel Norton of Guilford, who d. Aug. 19, 

1784; m. (2) Dec. 7, 1784, Mary McKean, who d. Aug. 25, 1802. 

His children, all by his first wife, were : 1. Desire,^ b. Feb. 3, 1743 ; 

d. young. 2. Desire, b. May 11, 1745; d. single, Sept. 11, 1830. 
iii. Desire, b. Feb. 6, 1719 ; d. single, Oct. 13, 1800. 

Children by third wife : 

iv. Sarah, b. May 2, 1725. 

V. Nathan, b. Sept. 11, 1726; d. 1810; removed to Merideth, Delaware 
Co., N. Y. ; was a loyalist and had his property confiscated ; m. Jan. 
11, 1750, Ruth Howe. Their children were: 1. Nathan,^ b. Apr. 5, 
1751 ; of Rochester, N. Y. 2. Biith, b. Nov. 16, 1753 ; m. Nehe- 
miah March of Canaan, Conn. 3. Bichard, b. June 17, 1756, of 
Harpersfield, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; m. Candace Gibbs of Harpers- 
field. 4. Amos, b. Jan. 20, 1759 ; of Merideth ; m. Jerusha Pratt of 
Merideth. 5. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1761; m. Isaac Pierce of Massa- 
chusetts. 6. John, bapt. Feb. 12, 1764, at Harpersfield ; m. Sally 
Rogers. 7. Israel,h. Oct. 12. 1766; d. Oct. 17, 1766. 8. Molly, b. 
Jan. 25, 1769 ; m. Zenas Beers. 

10. Joseph^ Bristol [^John^ Henry^) married Sarah, daughter of Eben- 

ezer Smith. 
Children : 
i. Sarai,* b. Mch. 3, 1710-11. 
ii. Mehitabel, b. July 4, 1712. 
iii. Joseph, b. Nov. 8, 1713. 

11. John Bristol' (^John^ Henry^) married first, Dec. 21, 1726, Mary 

Prindle ; and married second, Oct. 30, 1734, Justina Merwin. 

Children, all by first wife : 
i. Joseph,* b. Oct. 12, 1727. 
ii. Thankful, b. July 9, 1729. 
iii. Cornelius, b. Mch. 11, 1731-2. 

12. Daniel^ Bristol {Daniel,'^ Henry^) married . 

266 Descendants of Richard and Henry Bristow, [July, 

Children : 
i. Elizabeth,^ b. Sept. 22, 1730. 
ii. Esther, b. Sept. 15, 1732. 
iii. Daniel, b. July 20, 1734. 
iv. Benjamin, b. Apr. 26, 1736. 
V. Timothy, b. June 12, 1738. 

13. Stephen^ Bristol {Eli'plialet^ Henry^) married Jan. 25, 1732-3, 

Dorothy Brown. 
Children : 

i. Stephen,* b. Jan. 28, 1733-4. 

ii. ICHABOD, b. Apr. 12, 1736. 

iii. Abner, b. Mch. 8, 1737. 

iv. Eachel, b. Dec. 12, 1739. 

V. David, b. June 13, 1742. 

14. Aaron^ Bristol {Eliphalet,'^ Henry^) married Abigail . 

Children : 

i. Reuben,* b. Sept. 21, 1734. 

ii. Miriam, b. Nov. 20, 1739. 

iii. Aaron, b. May 7, 1743. 

iv. Israel, b. Sept. 3, 1745. 

V. Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 1747. 

vi. Eliphalet, b. Apr. 7, 1751. 

15. Benjamin^ Bristol [EUphalet^^ Henry^), of Waterbury, married, 

March 19, 1745-6, Thankful Trowbridge. 

Children : 
i. Mabel,* b. Nov. 11, 1747. 
ii. Benjamin, b. June 24, 1750. 

16. Henry^ Bristol ( Henry, "^ Henry^), of Wallingford, married Lois Bris- 


Children : 
i. Mary,* b. Mch. 12, 1742. 
ii. Sarah, b. June 10, 1744. 
iii. Damaris. 
iv. Henry. 

17. Austin^ Bristol [Henry,^ Henry^) married . 

Child : 
i. Simeon,* b. 1738 ; A.B., Yale, 1760 ; d. Oct. 23, 1805 ; his father died 
when he was a child ; was a prominent inhabitant of Hamden, Conn., 

and Judge of the New Haven County Court; m. Mary , who 

d. Apr., 1817, aged 80. He had three sons and two daughters who 
survived him, and another son who d. in 1782. 

18. Amos^ Bristol [Henry, '^ Henry^) married Joanna Parker. 

Children : 
i. Thomas,* b. Mch. 28, 1741. 
ii. Augustus, b. July 19, 1743. 
iii. Hannah, b. Mch. 20, 1745. 
iv. Amos, b. May 6, 1751. 
V. Ezra, b. Jan. 9, 1753. 
vi. Reuben, b. Oct. 1, 1755. 
vii. Lydia, b. Sept. 15, 1757. 
viii. Lucy, b. Sept. 10, 1759. 

19. Jonathan^ Bristol {Henry, '^ Henry^) married Elizabeth . 

Children : 
i. Lola,* b. Feb. 20, 1753. 
ii. Gideon, b. July 11, 1755. 
iii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 1, 1760. 

1903.] Inscriptions at Isles of Shoals, 267 


Communicated by Francis Henry Brown, M.D., of Boston. 

Star Island. 

In memory of | John Caswell, | born Dec. 24, 1765, | died Jan. 24, 
1825, I Aged 60 

In memory of | John Caswell. Jr. | who was born May 8, 1791, | and 
died August 30, 1822, | Aged 31. 

John W. S, I Son of | Wm. & Catherine Caswell, | drowned June 10, 
1840, I aged 7 years. 

Judson P. I son of | Wm. & Catherine Caswell | died Aug. 24, 1839, | 
aged 9 years. 

Lorenzo | son of William & | Catherine Caswell, | born Jan. 14, and | 
died the 28, 1826 

Louisa B. Caswell | born October 30, 1817 | died June 19. 1831. 

Mary Caswell | consort of | John Caswell, | died Aug. 15, 1837, | aged 

In memory of | Mary, wife of | Asa Caswell Esq. | who died | Nov. 12. 
1834 ; I Aged 26 yrs. 

William Caswell | died | Nov. 2, 1836, | aged 43 years. 

Eliza G. I wife of | William S. Randell, | died Sept. 14. 1836, | aged 
40 years. 

In Memory of | the Rev. Josiah Stephens. | a faithful Instructor of | 
youth and pious | Minister of Jesus Christ. | Supported on this Island | by 
the Society for | propagating the Gospel. | who died July 2. 1804. | Aged 
61 years 

Likewise of | M''^. Susanah Stephens | his beloved wife | who died Dec. 
7. 1810 I Aged 54 years. 

Lydia L. | wife of | Moses Stevens, | Died May 4, 1850, | Aged 25 yrs. 
6 mos. 

Underneath | are | the Remains of the | Rev. John Tucke, A.M. | He 
graduated at Harvard | College A.D. 1723. was ordained | here July 26, 
1723. I and died Aug. 12. 1773: | ^t. 72 | He was affable and polite in 
his manner. | amiable in his disposition ; | of great piety and integrity. | 
given to hospitality. | Diligent and faithful in his paftoral | office, well 
learned in History and | Geography as well as general | Science and a 
careful. Phyfician | both to the Bodies | and the Souls of | his People. 
Erected 1800 | In memory of | the Just. 

Smutty Nose. 

In I Memory of | Miss Elizabeth | Ham Haley, | departed this life 
January 9*^ 1816 : | aged 26 years 

Mrs. I Mary Haley | wife of | Samuel Haley Jun. | died Oct. 27, 1834. 
Aged 68 yrs & 6 mos. 

In memory of | M^ Samuel Haley | who died | Feby.7*M811 | Aged 84 

Capt. Samuel Haley | Died | Oct. 16, 1839 | Aged 79 yrs. 6 mo. 

* Poetry is omitted. 

268 Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, [July, 




Compiled by William Woodbridge Rodman, A.M., M.D., of New Haven, Conn., 
and communicated by Mrs. Henry Thorp Bulkley, of Southport, Conn. 

[Concluded from page 213.] 

13. JosiAH^ Pomeroy {Ehenezer,^ Medad^ Eliweed^), born in Northamp- 

ton, Dec. 29, 1703, married, Nov. 9, 1731, Lydia, born June 28, 
1710, died Dec. 19, 1772, daughter of Lieut. Jonathan and Abigail 
(Stebbins) Ashley of Westfield, Mass. The Judd MSS. say : " Jo- 
siah Pomeroy lived at Blackpole before, on the plain, his house 
there was burnt Jan. 2, 1736. Seth, his brother, afterwards had 
the land in part." He was a weaver by trade, and died in 1790. 

Children : 

i. Adino,* b. Sept. 22, 1732; m. (1) Lois Strong; m. (2) Sarah Chris- 
topher; d. in Pittsfield, about 1788. 

ii. Eleazar, b. Oct. 17, 1734; m. Oct. 5, 1756, Lydia Phelps. 

iii. Shammah, b. Oct. 24, 1736; m. in 1765, Anne Mattoon of Springfield. 

iv. Lucy, b. Feb. 15, 1739 ; m. Nov. 16, 1768, in Northampton, Samuel, 
son of Lieut. "William and Mary (Ashley) Parsons. 

V. JosiAH, b. July 21, 1741, in Northampton; m. (1) Joanna Wright of 
Northfleld; m. (2) Ann Allis of Hartford; d. in Warwick, Mass., 
Aug. 17, 1821. 

vi. Eunice, b. Sept. 8, 1743; m. (1) in 1772, Jonathan Hall; m. (2) 
Nov. 25, 1779, Kev. Noah Williston. 

vii. Dorothy, b. Feb. 2, 1745; m. (Gov.) John Treadwell of Farming- 
ton, Conn. 

viii. Benjamin, b. Mar. 10, 1747; m. Esther Clark. 

ix. Jonathan, b. Feb. 26, 1749; d. Oct. 4, 1791, in Williamsburgh, 

14. General Seth^ Pomeroy {Ehenezer,^ Medad^ Eltweed'^), born in 

Northampton, May 20, 1706, married, Dec. 14, 1732, Mary, born 
Nov. 14, 1705, died Sept. 11, 1777, daughter of Jonathan and Mary 
(Williams) Hunt. 

His boyhood and youth were largely spent in learning the trade 
of his fathers, and he became so excellent a gunsmith that the 
Indians of the Five Nations and the Canadas sent annual deputa- 
tions to Northampton to exchange furs for his guns. He, himself, 
was unexcelled as a shot. He continued the manufacture of guns 
for many years, employing many workmen. After his marriage, in 
1732, he was frequently engaged in the public service. In 1745 he 
joined the expedition against Louisbourg, with a major's commission. 
During the next ten years he held many offices of trust and impor- 
tance in his country's service. In 1755 he joined the expedition 
against Crown Point, under Sir William Johnson, first as lieutenant- 
colonel, and, after the death of Col. Ephraim Williams at Lake 
George, on Sept. 8th, as colonel of the Massachusetts troops. He 

* See also " The Pomeroys of Northampton, Mass.," Register, ante, vol. 43, page 39. 
— ^Editor. 

1903.] Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, 269 

was prominent in the congresses of the province, and was present 
at Cambridge all the spring of 1775, organizing the hosts that gath- 
ered around Boston. He was present at the battle of Bunker Hill, 
where, like Warren, he was offered the command, and declined it ; 
but fought all day, doubtless with one of his own muskets. 

Two years afterward, Gen. Pomeroy raised and led a regiment 
to join Washington's army on the Hudson. In this service he died, 
at Peekskill, Feb. 19, 1777, only a month after leaving his home. 
A monument to his memory has been erected at Peekskill by the 
Sons of the Revolution. His wife died less than seven months 
later. (See an article in the Whig Review, 1848, by Hon. N. S. 
Dodge; and one in the Springfield Republican, Nov., 1875.) 

Children : 

i. Rev. Seth,^ b. Sept. 26, 1733; A.B., Yale, 1753; tutor at Yale, 

1756-7; ordained and settled at Greenfield Hill, Conn., Dec, 1757, 

where he d. July 1, 1770; m. Sarah, dau. of Gov. Jonathan Law. 
ii. QuARTUS, b. May 14, 1735; m. (1) Nov. 4, 1762, Phebe, dau. of 

Benjamin Sheldon, who d. May 30, 1776, aged 40; m. (2) Oct. 10, 

1776, Rachel,^ dau. of Lieut. Daniel* Pomeroy (i5), who d. Nov. 

18, 1826, aged 80. 
ill. Medad, b. Nov, 14, 1736; A.B., Yale, 1757; m. Oct. 15, 1767, Sarah, 

b. Feb. 26, 1746, d. Oct. 30, 1832, dau. of Capt. Samuel Hunt; 

physician at Northfield and Warwick, Mass., where he d. Oct. 28, 

iv. Lemuel, b. Sept. 24, 1738; m. (1) in 1765, Louisa Pyncheon, who d. 

Oct. 6, 1775, aged 36; m. (2) in 1776, Eunice, dau. of Dea. Elias 

and Anna (Phelps) Lyman. 
V. Martha, b. Aug. 12, 1740; m. Rev. Bulklev Olcott of Charlestown, 

N. H. ; d. May 30, 1803. 
vi. Mary, b. Aug. 6, 1742; m. May 20, 1771, Dr. Levi Shepherd, b. in 

1714, d. Oct. 26, 1805; d. in 1820. 
vii. Sarah, b. June 17, 1744; m. in 1770, Abraham Burbank, who d. 

Aug., 1808; d. Dec. 21, 1808. 
viii. A SON, b. and d. Eeb., 1747. 
ix. AsAHEL, b. Dec. 1, 1749; m. (1) Miriam Clapp, who d. July 19, 

1793, aged 41 ; m. (2) Hannah Whitney, who d. Sept. 18, 1812, aged 

58; m. (3) Wid. Susanna Reid. 

15. Lieut. Daniel'* Pomeroy {Ebenezer,^ Medad,'^ Eltweed^), born 
Mar. 27, 1709, married first. May 25, 1733, Mary Clapp, born 
Sept. 21, 1713, died June 6, 1734; and married second, Nov. 4, 
1736, Rachel Moseley, who survived him and married Lieut. Moses 
Dewey. Lieut. Daniel Pomeroy was killed at the battle of Lake 
George, Sept. 8, 1755. 

Child by first wife : 

i. Pliny,^ b. May 19, 1734; m. Nov. 24, 1757, Sarah, b. in 1739, d. in 
1823, dau. of Joseph Allen; d. Nov. 12, 1804. He was a cooper; 
removed to AYesthampton, thence to Westfield, Mass. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Maj. Daniel, b. Nov. 3, 1737; ra. (1) Sibyl Kent of Snffield, Conn., 
b. 1741, d. Oct. 12, 1788; m. (2) Jan. 31, 1789, Mrs. Mary (Clapp) 
Emerson, dau. of Ezra Clapp of Westfield. 

iii. Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 1739; m. Enos Kingsley. 

iv. Abishai, b. June 11, 1741; d. Jan. 21, 1742. 

V. Timothy, b. Apr. 16, 1742. 

vi. Eachel, b. Jan. 14, 1744-5; m. as his second wife, Quartus,^ son of 
Gen. Seth* Pomeroy (14). 

vii. Jerusha, b. Mar. 7, 1746-7; m. Sacket of Westfield. 

270 Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, [July, 

viii. William, b. May 8, 1750; m. in 1777, Eleanor Boot; d. Mar. 8, 

ix. Eleanor, b. Oct, 20, 1752 ; m. Noble Dewey of Westfleld. 
X. Justin, b. July 20, 1755; d. in 1790. 

16. Medad^ Pomeroy {Joseph,^ Medad^ Eltweed'^), born in Northamp- 

ton, July 18, 1695, married, Feb. 12, 1718-19, Hannah, daughter of 
Joseph, and sister of Gov. Jonathan, Trumbull of Conn. He died 
June 11, 1767. There has been some confusion between this 
Medad'* and Medad^ the son of Joseph,^ which it is hoped somebody 
will eventually make clearer. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. Eeb. 20, 1720; m. Sept. 14, 1743, Samuel Norton, b. 
at Suffl«ld, Conn., Oct. 26, 1718; d. May 14, 1767. 

ii. Hannah, b. June 6, 1721. 

ill. Experience, b. June 4, 1723. 

iv. Jerusha, b. Aug. 14, 1725. 

V. Medad, b. Dec. 17, 1730; m. (1) Aug., 1758, Eunice Southwell; m. 
(2) July 8, 1761, Pliebe Kent, b. Nov., 1735, d. Jan. 25, 1762: 
m. (3) Dec. 4, 1764, Mary Wilcocks, who d. July 7, 1821, at the 
house of Thomas Spring in Granby, Conn; d. in 1811. 

vi. Setii, b. Dec. 14, 1732. 

vii. Phineas, b. Apr. 7, 1738; m. July 8, 1756, Thankful Smith. 

17. Joseph^ Pomeroy {Joseph,^ Medad,'^ Eltweed'^), born July 15, 1702, 

married, July 10, 1727, Thankful, daughter of Ebenezer Burbank. 
He lived in Suffield, Conn. 

Children : 

i. Thankful,* b. July 23, 1728 : m. in 1749, Asa, b. in 1722, d. Nov. 15, 

1810, son of Jonathan Sheldon. He moved from Suffield, Conn., to 

New Marlborough, Mass. 
ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 31, 1731 ; m. Dec. 18, 1751, Gershom, b. July 11, 1724, 

d. Dec. 30, 1791, son of Jonathan Sheldon, 
iii. Anna, b. Sept. 25, 1733. 
iv. Joseph, b. Oct. 12, 1735. 
V. Eunice, b. Nov. 19, 1737. 
vi. Mercy, bapt. Apr. 24, 1740; m. J. Case. 
vii. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 29, 1742; d. Aug., 1742. 

viii. JosiAH, b. June 8, 1743; m. Ellis. 

ix. Isaac, b. Aug. 6, 1745; m. (1) EhodaSikes; m. (2) Jerusha Strong; 

d. Mar. 24, 1804. 

18. Rev. Benjamin^ Pomeroy {Joseph,^ Medad^^ Eltweed^), born Nov. 

11, 1704, in Suffield, Conn.; A.B., Yale, 1733; D.D., Dartmouth, 
1774 ; married, Oct. 24, 1734, Abigail, daughter of Deacon Ralph and 
Ruth (Huntington) Wheelock. Ke was a minister in Hebron, Conn., 
from 1734 to 1784; chaplain in the army in the French and Indian 
War ; chaplain of the 3'^ Regiment, Connecticut Line, from Jan., 1777 
to July, 1778. His tombstone, in Hebron, bears the following in- 
scription : 

" Here lies the body of the Rev. Benj. Pomeroy D.D. minister of the 
First Church in Hebron, & a Trustee of Dartmouth College. Native of 
Suffield. Ob. Dec. 21^* 1784 aged 81. For 50 years a zealous Preacher of 
the gospel, and eminently successful about 1743. A Patron of learning, 
a firm and active Pastor, and a friend to the distressed. 
Along the gentle slope of life's decline 

He bent his gradual way. 
All full of years, he drops life's 
Mellow fruit into the grave." 

1903.] Descendants of Eltweed Ponieroy. 271 

Children : 

i. Benjamin,* b. Jan. 9, 1736; d. Dec. 8, 1757 or 1760, at Skaneateles, 
in the French War. He was a surgeon in the 4th Conn. Kegt., of 
which his father was chaplain. 

ii. Kalph, b. Dec. 8, 1737; A.B., Coll. of New Jersey, 1758; A.M., 
Dartmouth, 1786; m. Jan. 31, 1770, Mrs. Eunice (Belden) Gardiner, 
b. in 1744, d. Aug. 26, 1806, in Hebron; lived in Hartford, Conn., 
a lawyer, and Quartermaster-General of Conn, during the Revolu- 

iii. Eleazar Wheelock, b. Sept. 1, 1739 ; m. May 8, 1764, Mary, b. Nov. 
7, 1743, d. in Middletown, Nov. 14, 1805, daughter of Hon. George 
and Mary (Woodbridge) Wyllys ; a merchant in Hartford ; d. about 

iv. JosiAH, b. Sept. 4, 1741; d. Sept. 11, 1742. 

V. Abigail, b. May 31, 1743; m. John Gillet of Hebron (Yale, 1758, 
M.A.); d. Jan. 24, 1835. 

vi. JosiAH, b. June 18, 1745 ; d. July, 1812. 

vii. Samuel, b. Nov. 19, 1747; d. Jan. 16, 1748. 

viii. Hannah, b. Jan. 28, 1748-9 ; d. Mch. 29, 1749. 

ix. Hezekiah, b. July 17, 1750; d. Jan. 3, 1755. 

X. Hannah, b. Dec. 8, 1751; m. Kev. David McClure of East Windsor, 
Conn.; d. in 1849 (?). 

xi. John, b. Mar. 5, 1754; d. Apr. 27, 1754-5. 

xii. Elihu, b. Aug. 19, 1755; m. in 1776, Lydia, b. July 20, 1757, d. at 
Granville, Mass., Aug. 25, 1828, dau. of Capt. Stephen and Alice 
(Cass) Barber of Hebron; d. Apr. 17, 1834, at Enfield, Mass. 

xiii. Augustus Wheelock, b. Feb. 14, 1758; d. Jan. 24, 1759. 

19. Nathaniel^ Pomeroy {Joseph,^ Medad^ Eltweed'^), born Jan. 23, 

1707, married, July 18, 1733, Susanna Seymour of Hartford, who 
was born 1708, and died Feb. 27, 1778. He died Feb. 20, 1781. 
Children : 
i. Nathaniel,* b. May 23, 1734; m. Sept. 16, 1756, Abigail King, who 

d. Oct. 17, 1823, aged 85; d. Feb. 12, 1787. 
ii. Lavinia, b. Oct. 27, 1736. 
iii. Susanna, b. Jan. 17, 1738. 
iv. John, b. Mar. 7, 1740; m. Elizabeth King, b. Oct. 25, 1746, d. in 

1831; d. May 29, 1804. It is supposed his widow m. (2) 

V. Samuel, b. Feb. 19, 1744; d. June, 1777. 

vi. Asa, b. June 1, 1749 ; m. Dec. 15, 1777, Mary King, who d. Feb. 22, 
1820, aged 74. 

20. NOAH^ Pomeroy {Joseph,^ Medad,'^ Eltweed^), born Oct. 20, 1709 (?), 

married, Aug. 26, 1732, Abigail Remington, who died Sept. 2&, 1813, 
asi:ed 91. 
Children : 
i. Noah,* b. Jan. 24, 1733 ; m. Oct. 15, 1753, Elizabeth Norton (or Ellis), 
ii. Abigail, b. Apr. 3, 1734; d. May 29, 1734. 
iii. Eliakim, b. May 3, 1735; m. Oct. 19, 1758, Mindwell (or Sarah) 

Sheldon, who d. Nov. 15. 1813, aged 78; d. June 19, 1790. 
iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 14, 1736 ; d. June 10, 1761. 
v. Simeon, b. July 20, 1738; d. Jan. 30, 1761. 
vi. Daniel, b. Mar. 26, 1740 ; m. July 7, 1768, Hannah Hall, who d. July 

2, 1814. 
vii. Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1741. 
viii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 1743; m. May 7, 1771, Prudence Austin, b. in 

1747, d. Jan. 15, 1827; d. Sept. 24, 1808. 
ix. Elijah, b. April 15, 1745. 
X. Epaphras, b. July 12, 1749 ; d. Aug. 20, 1757. 
xi. Euth, b. Feb. 8, 1751. 
xii. Elizabeth, d. Sept. 24, 1751. 
xiii. Epaphras, b. Apr. 4, 1753; d. Apr. 3, 1764. 

272 Descendants of Eltweed Pomeroy, [July, 

21. Samuel^ Pomeroy (Samuel,^ Oaleh,'^ Mtweed^), born about 1690, 

married, Jan. 30, 1722-3, Hannah, born about 1700, died about 1793, 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Cresson) Hannum. He died about 
Children : 

1. Samuel,* b. Sept. 27, 1729; m. about 1752, Cliloe Kingsley, b. Aug. 

16, 1731. 
ii. Hannah, b. May 23, 1732; m. about 1752, Aaron Searle, who d. 

Sept. 27, 1810, aged 80; d. Nov. 6, 1793. 
iii. Aaron, b. Apr. 22, 1734; m. (1) in 1759, Ealema Burt; m. (2) in 

1764, Eunice, dau. of Selah and Eunice Clark, who d. in 1816, aged 

78 ; d. July 14, 1819 ; was a cooper by trade, 
iv. Anna, b. in 1736; m. about 1757, Gideon Searle, who d. Oct. 20, 

1806, aged 75; d. Oct. 31, 1817. 

22. Caleb^ Pomeroy (Samuel,^ Galeb,'^ Eltweed'^), born Oct. 2, 1707, in 

Northampton, married Nov. 15, 1733, Thankful, born in 1710, in 
Northampton, died in Southampton, daughter of William and 
Thankful (Edwards) Phelps. He was a farmer in Easthampton. 
He died in Southampton, in 1783. 
Children : 

i. Abner,* b. Sept. 7, 1734; m. (H about 1755, Mary French; m. (2) 
about 1778, Mercy, b. in 1743-4, dau. of Noah Sheldon; lived in 
Plattsburgh, N. Y. 

ii. Elijah, b. Apr. 22, 1736 ; m. about 1766, Ruth Phelps ; d. about 1793. 

iii. Eleanor, b. Apr. 11, 1738; perliaps married James Hurlbert of 

iv. Caleb, b. July 10, 1740; m. Sept. 20, 1770, Chloe, b. June 22, 1744, 
d. in 1821, dau. of Aaron and Rachel Strong; a farmer in South- 
ampton; d. Dec. 19, 1810. 

V. Chloe, b. in 1741; ra. Aug. 17, 1761, as his second wife, Simeon 
Strong, b. Dec. 23, 1734, d". Jan. 7, 1820. (See Strong Genealogy.) 

vi. Joel, b. about 1743. 

vii. Enos, b. about 1746; m. (1) about 1767, Freedom Clark; m. (2) 
Miriam Walworth. 

viii. Thankful, b. about 1747; ra. in 1778, Jacob,* son of Elisha^ Pome- 
roy (25). 

ix. Gershoai, b. about 1749; m. Sarah Bartlett; was a soldier in the 

X. Solomon, bapt. Jan. 26, 1752; m. in 1779, Rachel Alvord; settled in 

xi. Phebe, b. in 1754; m. in 1777, Timothy,* son of Ebenezer* Pomeroy 

xii. Silas (?). 

23. Eldad^ Pomeroy {Eldad,^ Caleb,'^ Eltweed ^) , horn Dec. 31, 1711, 

married first, about 1750, Bathsheba ; and married second, 

about 1786, Priscilla, daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla Searle. 
Children : j 

i. Sarah, ^ b. in 1751 ; m. in 1769, John Clapp of Easthampton. 

ii. Martha, b. in 1753. 

iii. Eldad, b. in 1756. 

iv. Bathsheba, b. in 1757. 

24. Ebenezer"^ Pomeroy (Eldad,^ Caleb,^ Eltweed'^), born Nov. 10, 1715, 

married, about 1740, Rachel, daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla 
Children : 

i. Ebenezer,* b. Jan. 7, 1741, in Southampton; m. Sept. 3, 1766, Ex- 
perience, b. Dec. 9, 1745, d. Mar. 4, 1836, dau. of Aaron Clark; 
lived at Otiseo Hill, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; d. Sept. 7, 1826. 

1903.] Descendants of Eltioeed Pomey^oy. 273 

ii. Elihu, b. in 1742; m. in 1790, Rachel Strong, b. in 1751, d. in 1830; 

cl. in 1824. 
iii. Rachel, b. in 1744; m. in 1768, John Hannum; cl. Nov. 14, 1789. 
iv. Kesiah, b. in 1746 ; d. young. 
V. Gen. Timothy, b. in 1750, in Southampton; m. (1) in 1777, Phebe,* 

dau. of Caleb* Pomeroy (22), who d. in 1785, aged 31 ; and m. (2) 

Anna Bent; d. in 1793. 
vi. Kesiah, b. in 1753. 
vii. Titus, b. in 1757; m. in 1778, Keziah (or Dinah) Sedgwick; was 

town clerk in Norwich, Mass. 
viii. Dorcas, b. in 1760; m. (1) in 1779, Amaziah Darrow; m. (2) Elijah 


25. Elisha* Pomeroy [Eldad,^ Caleh,'^ Eltweed'^), born in 1719, mar- 

ried first, in 1743, Mercy, daughter of Nathaniel and Priscilla 
Searle, who was born in 1721 ; and married second, in 1780 (?), 
Widow Experience Bartlett, who was born in 1726, and died in 

Children : 

i. Mercy,* b. in 1745; d. in 1746. 

ii. Elisha, b. in 1747; d. in 1769. 

iii. Mercy, b. in 1749; m. Lieut. Joel Clapp, b. in 1738, d. in 1829, a sol- 
dier in French war and in the Revolution ; d. in 1803. 

iv. Jacob, b. in 1751; m. in 1778, Thankful,* dau. of Caleb* Pomeroy 
(22), who d. Oct. 9, 1835, aged 88; d. Oct. 1, 1842. 

V. Isaac, b. in 1753; m. (1) in 1780, Deborah Terry, who d. in 1802, 
aged 46 ; m. (2) in 1803, Irene Parks, who d. in 1836, aged 72 ; lived 
in Southampton. 

vi. Jemima, b. in 1755; d. Dec. 5, 1788. 

vii. Hannah, b. in 1757; d. Feb. 2, 1776. 

viii. HuLDAH, b. in 1759; m. (1) in 1778, Giles Clark; m. (2) in 1808, 
Oliver Clark. 

ix. AsAHEL, b. in 1761; m. in 1787, Damaris Sprague, who d. May 13, 
1834, aged 71. 

X. Priscilla, b. in 1764; m. in 1782, Seth Hurlburt; d. Feb., 1783. 

26. Joseph* Yo^i^roy {Eldad,^ Galeb,^ Mweed^), horn Nov. 19, 1721, 

married, about 1741, Abigail . 

Children : 

i. Abigail,^ b. in 1742; m. in 1775, Abner Smith. 

ii. Joseph, b. in 1744; m. in 1777 or 8, Isabel, dau. of Selah and Eunice 

(Wright) Clark, 
iii. Lucy, b. in 1745 ; d. young. 

iv. Lucy, b. in 1749; m. in 1770, David Clapp of Easthampton. 
v. Amasa, b. in 1756. 

27. Noah* Pomeroy {N'oah,^ Josr^ph,'^ Eltweed^), born Oct. 8, 1725, 

married, Apr. 24, 1748, Lurana, born May 25, 1723, died Feb. 24, 
1806, daughter of John and Hannah'' (Fomeroy, of Joseph^ (5)) 
Northam. He lived in Colchester, Conn. ; and died Sept. 17, 1798. 

Children : 

i. Charles,* b. Apr. 22, 1749; m. Temperance Watrous of Chester, 
Conn.; d. in 1785. His widow m. (2) in 1791 (?), a merchant liv- 
ing in Colchester and Saybrook. 

ii. Samuel, bapt. Feb. 4, 1751. 

iii. Laurena, b. May 22, 1752; m. Oct. 15, 1767, Martin Welles. 

iv. Rev. Noah, b. Aug. 18, 1754; m. Jan. 12, 1780, Rhoda Willis, b. in 
1755, d. Oct. 29, 1811. 

V. Louisa, b. Sept. 3, 1761; m. Sept. 29, 1782, John Thatcher Otcs, b. 

Oct. 31, 1758, d. Sept., 1842; d. in 1840. 
VOL. LVII. 19 

274 Boston Banks. [July, 



By Andrew McFarland Davis, A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

As far back as 1681, thirteen years before the Bank of England was or- 
ganized, certain prominent Boston merchants, after mature consideration of 
the question, determined to open in that town what was literally a Bank of 
Credit, through which by means of an interchange of credits they could 
adjust debts between themselves. Bills issued by " The Fund," for such 
was the title of this Bank, could be used between " Fundors " or " Ac- 
ceptors of Credit " in much the same way as we to-day make use of a letter 
of credit. The career of this Bank seemed to be of but little interest so 
long as its affairs were so insignilicant that no trace of them had been dis- 
covered, except what was set forth in the printed prospectus issued by the 
person who was mainly instrumental in organizing the Company. The 
publication of the twelfth volume of Suffolk Deeds has, however, dis- 
closed the operations of " The Fund," and has in consequence compelled 
its recognition as the progenitor of the several attempts to establish, in New 
England, Banks of Credit, whose function it should be to furnish a circu- 
lating medium, based upon land or merchandise, from that time down to 
the ill fated experiment in 1740, which was known as the Land Bank oFj 
Manufactory Scheme. It is plain now that the scheme promulgated by 
elohn Blackwell in 1686 was but an extension of the operations of "The 
Fund." The Council, which had hesitated to approve the latter, were 
evidently converted by the apparent success which attended its operations, 
and the ostentatious organization effected in 1686, comprehending within 
its numbers many of the government officials, with its rolling press set up 
and its copper-plates for bills engraved,' was just ready to begin operations 
when for some unknown cause the whole scheme was abandoned, and we 
hear no more of attempts by private individuals to issue bills, until 1714. 
Meantime, first the Colony and then the Province had usurped the function 
of emitting paper money, and a people who in 1681 had tentatively used 
the change-bills of the Fund, not only became accustomed to paper-money, 
but had lost touch altogether with metallic coins. We hardly need the 
form of the bills given in the '' projection " in 1714 to feel reasonably sure 
what was meant by the word " bill " as used by the promoters. The 
*' change-bill " of 1681 evidently had not reached the point of having a 
fixed denominational value attached to it, at which it was to circulate among 
Acceptors of Credit. Whether that point had been reached in 1686 is not 
certain, but it would seem as if the " Bank-bills, or credit " which might 
pass "in all payments of twenty shillings or above" must have been of the 
form of those which were proposed to be emitted in 1714. 

This is not the place to enter upon a description of these several experi- 
ments, but it is a matter of some interest to us to know the names of the 
Boston merchants who took part in them. The late J. Hammond Trumbull 
identified the Rev. John Woodbridge as the projector of the " Fund " of 1681. 
From mortgages in the Suffolk and Middlesex Registries we learn that 
William Sumner, Thomas Hunt, John Brooking, William Clough, John 
Starkie and Daniel Henchman were Acceptors of Credit in that company. 
The latter was also Director of the Fund, and through a discharge of one 
of the mortgages by transfers of credit in the Fund, we learn that Timothy 

1903.] Bosto7i Banks, 275 

Thornton, not a mortgagor, was an Acceptor of Credit. In addition, we 
have also the names of Hezekiah Usher, John Walley and Adam Winthrop, 
Trustees of the Fund. 

From the various documents in the Massachusetts Archives relating to 
the " Bank of Credit Lumhard and Elxchange of Moneys at Boston in New 
England" which was organized in 1686, we ascertain that Joseph Dudley, 
William Stoughton, Wayt Winthrop and John Blackwell were the Assessors 
or Conservators of the Constitution of this Bank ; that Simon Liude, James 
Russell and Isaac Addington were Principal Managers ; that Elisha Hutch- 
inson, John Saifin, Adam Winthrop and Penn Townsend were Deputies ; 
and that Elisha Cook was by special agreement admitted to the partnership 
and appointed a deputy. 

From the " Vindication of the Bank of Credit " we get the names of 
Samuel Lvnde, E[dward] Lyde, John Colman, Elisha Cooke, jun., J[ohn] 
Oulton, Timothy Thornton, Oliver Noyes, AVilliam Pain and Nath[aniel] 
Oliver in connection with the proposed bank in 1714. It will be seen that 
the name of Adam Winthrop connects the Fund with the Bank of Credit 
in 1686, while the name of Timothy Thornton serves the same purpose for 
that of 1714. On the other hand, John Colman, the founder of the Land 
Bank of 1740, links that experiment to the projection of 1714. 

The main purpose of this paper is to furnish the means of tracing the 
attitude of the more prominent Boston merchants towards the various pro- 
jects for emitting bills which were advocated or put in operation in the first 
half of the eighteenth century. The development of this subject does not 
require that we should consider the names of those interested in the similar 
experiments at New London, Connecticut, in 1732, and at Portsmouth, 
New Hampshire, in 1734. As to the participants in the greatest of all 
these undertakings, the Land Bank and Manufactory Scheme of 1740, the 
names of the subscribers were published in the Register, ante, Vol. 50, 
pages 187 and 308. This list, taken in conjunction with the names before 
mentioned, furnishes all the information that has come to hand relative to 
the various participants in Massachusetts schemes to furnish a credit cur- 
rency which was practically irredeemable, based upon land or merchandise, 
from 1681 to 1740 inclusive. 

There were, however, two other schemes during the same period, the 
methods of which were somewhat similar, in that notes or bills were emitted 
for circulation as money, whose claim for public confidence rested solely 
upon the credit of the signers, but whose purpose was in each case, by 
future redemptions in silver at a stated rate, to bring about, if possible, a 
return to a specie basis. Beside these, there were two attempts to accom- 
plish the same result, one in 17'>8 and one in 17»39, through the agency of 
Province Bills which should be loaned to subscribers who should agree to 
pay their loans in coin. 

The names of the subscribers to the Merchants' Notes in 1733, to the 
proposed Province Loans in 1738 and 1739, and to the Silver Bank in 
1740, represent, as a whole, the Boston merchants who were opposed to 
the inflation movement, and a comparison of the lists will doubtless prove 
of interest to many persons who may desire to trace the position of indi- 
viduals during this period of financial trouble. 

The emission of the Merchants' Notes in 1733 was preceded by the sub- 
mission to the public, for signatures, of an agreemetit not to receive in trade 
any of the bills of recent emission of the Colony of Rhode Island. 

The Silver Bank of 1740 was organized in opposition to the Laud Bank, 

276 Boston Banks. [July, 

and was in a similar way preceded by the procuring of signatures to an 
agreement not to receive or pass Laud Bank bills. These two agreements 
constitute a part of the great contest, and the names attached to them, if 
not of as much importance as those of the subscribers to the Companies, 
have at any rate a secondary interest almost equally great. 

The accompanying list of 281 names comprehends all those known to 
have been appended to the documents above mentioned, viz : the agree- 
ment not to receive Rhode Island bills, 1733 ; the scheme of the Mer- 
chants' Notes, 1733; the proposed Province loan, 1738; the proposed 
Province loan, 1739 ; the agreement not to receive Land Bank bills, 1740; 
and the scheme of the Silver Bank, 1740. They have been obtained from 
contemporaneous newspapers and documents. 

By means of references, the key to which is given, the connection of each 
individual with the different schemes is indicated. 

While it was impracticable and unnecessary to repeat the names of the 
subscribers to the Land Bank, it was a simple matter to indicate whether 
any of them had participated in either of these projects, one of which was 
directly antagonistic and all of which were along lines which tended towards 
results not in accord with the wishes of the founders of that company. 
This has been accomplished by an additional reference, the explanation of 
which will be found in the key. 

There were 103 signatures to the published agreement not to receive the 
Rhode Island bills in 1733, and 91 to the scheme of the Merchants' Notes, 
as given in the newspapers of the day. Every person who signed the latter 
pledged himself not to receive the Rhode Island bills, so that the fact that 
not all of the names to be found in the scheme appear on the separate 
agreement counts for nothing. There were, in fact, 74 names common to 
both, or, if we conclude that Jonathan Armitage's name was through a 
copyist's error converted into John Armitage in one of the newspapers, 
then we have 73 names common to both, showing that about thirty per 
cent, of the names on the agreement were not those of subscribers to the 

There were 22 subscribers to the proposed Province loan in 1738, anc 
11 in 1739. Of these, 5 were common to both, thus limiting the number 
of actual supporters of this plan to 28. Of these, the names of 7 were to 
be found in one or the other or both of the previous lists. 

There were 137 names appended to the agreement not to take the Land 
Bank notes, and 105 to the subscription list of the Silver Bank. Of these, 
47 were common to both, leaving 195 subscribers. As was the case with 
the subscription to the Merchants' Notes, the subscribers to the Silver Bank 
pledged themselves not to receive the Land Bank notes, so that the absence 
from the agreement of the names of 58 subscribers means nothing ; but the 
90 persons who in addition to the subscribers to the Silver Bank agreed not 
to receive Land Bank notes, did not by subscribing this agreement commit 
themselves to the support of the Bank. Out of 9 1 who subscribed to the 
Merchants' Notes, there were 40 whose names appear in the two lists iu 
1740, 27 of whom subscribed to the Silver Bank and 13 contented them- 
selves with agreeing not to take the Land Bank notes. There were 4 
persons whose connection with these affairs was limited to signing the two 
agreements not to receive notes, and 3 who signed the agreement not 
to receive Rhode Island notes in 1733, who did not sign the scheme of the 
Merchants' Notes, but who did subscribe to the Silver Bank. Samuel 
Welles showed where he stood by signing both agreements, by subscribing 

1903.] Boston Banlcs. 277 

to the scheme of the Merchants' Notes, to both of th^e proposed Province 
loans, to the agreement not to receive Land Bank Bills, and to the sub- 
scription to the Silver Bank. 

Richard Bill, James Bowdoin, Ezekiel Cheever, Samuel Sewall, and 
Jacob Wendell, although each of them was a subscriber to the notes ; to the 
Bank ; and to one or other of the Province loans, thus testifying equally- 
well where their sympathies were, just failed of making the perfect record 
of Welles. 

Edward Hutchinson, a subscriber to the Merchants' Notes and to the 
Silver Bank, had nothing to do with the Province loan ; while Governor 
Hutchinson and his father subscribed to both loans, but had nothing to do 
with the Merchants' Notes or the Silver Bank. There is but little difficulty 
in interpreting these divergencies. We have evidence of three sets of 
opinions. There were some who would seek relief only through resumption 
of specie payments by the Province, some who would make use only of the 
private bank to bring this result about, and others who stood ready to ac- 
complish their purpose through any agency that might offer. 

We should naturally expect to find that all the above were hard-money 
men, but what shall we say of John Hill, who was a subscriber to the 
Merchants' Notes and to the Silver Bank, who agreed not to receive the 
Rhode Island bills in 1733, and in 1740 not to receive the Land Bank bills, 
but who was also a subscriber to the Land Bank Scheme ? Can there be 
any other explanation of this than that here was a man who believed that 
there must be profit in " private banks," as these schemes were then termed, 
and if one should take a chance in each of them, no matter what the basis 
on which the bills were to be emitted, he would in the end reap the benefit 
of his persistent faith ? Hill was not the only Land Banker whose name 
is to be found in the published list of the subscribers to the agreement not 
to receive Land Bank notes. Ebenezer Holmes and John Winslow were 
associated with him in this strange conjunction. Thomas Aspinwall, Josiah 
Byram, Robert Hale, a Director of the Land Bank, Nathaniel Holmes, Joseph 
Marion, the payee of the Land Bank notes, Hibbert Newton, and Samuel 
Stevens, the latter the victim of protracted law-suits in connection with the 
Land Bank, which were passed on to his descendants, were subscribers to 
both Land and Silver Banks. It will be understood that he who subscribed 
to the Land Bank agreed to borrow its bills and to receive them in trade, 
while the scheme of the Silver Bank contained a clause which bound its sub- 
scribers not to receive Land Bank bills under any circumstances. It must be 
said in behalf of the gentlemen whose names are appended to both schemes, 
that the fragment in the Archives of the draft of the scheme of the Silver 
bank, to which the names above mentioned are appended, differs from the 
matured scheme which was finally published. In the tenth section of the 
latter, the subscriber to the scheme agrees wholly to refuse in trade or 
commerce the bills of the Land Bank ; but the corresponding section in 
the draft bearing these names simply covers an agreement to prosecute all 
persons who should violate a Province law, whicli. it was asserted, pro- 
hibited the circulation of bills thereafter to be emitted by neighboring 
Governments or private persons, unless redeemable in gold or silver. As 
a matter of fact, the Province law made no mention of bills emitted by pri- 
vate persons, and as the Silver Bank was organized directly to oppose the 
Land Bank, this clause which in the form first proposed was innocuous and 
inoperative was changed to the purport above given. Meantime, however, 
these Land Bankers had signed the original subscription, and while they 

278 Boston Banhs. [July, 

cannot be relieved from the charge of being simultaneously interested in 
hostile enterprises, they must at least be exonerated from actually agreeing 
on the one hand to receive and on the other not to receive Land Bank notes. 
This explanation does not reach the cases of those who signed the separate 
agreement not to receive Land Bank notes. 

Three of the subscribers to the Land Bank were connected with the 
Merchants' Notes of 1733, either by signing the agreement not to receive 
the Rhode Island bills, or by subscribing the scheme, or by both. These 
were Samuel Adams, the father of the Agitator and a Director of the Land 
Bank, John Colman, the founder of the Land Bank, and William Green- 
leaf. Two others were also subscribers to the proposed Province loan in 
1738, Estes Hatch and Peter Osgood. 

As a rule, those who favored the Merchants' Notes and the Silver Bank 
were hard-money men. Certainly those who subscribed to the proposed 
Province loans could have had no other purpose in so doing than to aid the 
government in resuming special payments. It is equally true that the 
Land Bank subscribers were inflationists, yet we find two of them in the 
immortal twenty-eight who strove so vigorously in 1738 to check the paper 
money craze in the Province. 

The reader who shall desire more extended knowledge concerning the 
several companies referred to in the foregoing will find an account of the 
Fund, by J. Hammond Trumbull, in the Council Report given in the Pro- 
ceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, October, 1884; also one by 
myself in Currency and Banking in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay, Vol. IL, pp. 67-73. A fuller account, based upon information derived 
from the twelfth volume of Suffolk Deeds, was communicated to the Am- 
erican Antiquarian Society, in April, 1903, and will appear in the Proceed- 
ings of that Society. The prospectus of the Company entitled ''Severals 
relating to the Fund" is reprinted in Tracts relating to the Currency of 
the Massachusetts Bay, 1681-1720. 

The Black well Bank, or the proposed Bank of Credit of 1686, was 
briefly alluded to by Mr. Trumbull in his Report in 1884, and more fully 
described by myself in Currency and Banking, etc., Vol. IL, pp. 75-81. 
The increased historical importance which attaches to the Fund through 
the disclosure of its operations in the twelfth volume of Suffolk Deeds re- 
acts upon the proposed Bank of 1686, and will compel a more detailed 
account of its organization at an early day. The papers upon which this 
will rest are scattered through several volumes in tlie Archives. 

The Merchants' Notes of 1733 are described in Currency and Banking, 
etc.. Vol. IL, pp. 123-125. As was the case with the Fund, knowledge 
recently acquired has compelled a revision of the story of these notes. The 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Plistorical Society for April, 1903, con- 
tains this revision. 

The Subscription Lists to the proposed Province Loans, 1738 and 1739, 
have not been published. They are in the Masssachusetts Archives, Vol. 
101, No. 562, and Vol. 101, No. 615. They were described by myself in 
a paper entitled '' A search for a pamphlet by Governor Hutchinson," 
which was published in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, February, 1899. The Land Bank was originally described in sev- 
eral papers communicated to Societies and published in their proceedings. 
The substance of these papers, with some additional information, is to be 
found in Vol. IL, of Currency and Banking, where the scheme is given in 
full in the appendix. The names of the subscribers to the agreement not 


Boston Banks, 


to receive Land Bank bills were taken from a contemporary broadside 
which has not been published. The names of the subscribers to the Silver 
Bank were obtained from a fragment of the scheme preserved in the Ar- 
chives, Vol. 102, Nos. 49-55. It has not been published. The perfected 
scheme is given in the appendix to Vol. II., Currency and Banking, and a 
brief account of the Company is to be found in the text of that volume. 

Key to Notations. 

A. Subscriber to asjreement not to receive Rhode Island bills, 1733. 

B. Subscriber to Mercliants' Noles, 1733. 

C. Subscriber to Province Loan, 1738. 

D. Subscriber to Province Loan, 1739. 

E. Subscriber to agreement not to receive Land Bank bills, 1740. 

F. Subscriber to Silver Banks, 1740. 

G. Subscriber to some one of the above and also to Land Bank. 

List of Subscribers* to Agreements, Schemes for Banks, etc., 
OTHER than the Land Bank Scheme, in Massachusetts, 


Adams, Samuel. A, B, G. 

Alford, John. B, E, F. 

Allen, James. B, E. 

Allen, John. A. 

Allen, Samuel. F. 

Appleton, Daniel. F. 

Apthorp, Charles. A, B, E, F. 

Armitage, John. A. 

Armitaife, Jonathan. A, E. 

Aspinwall, Thomas, Brookline. F, G. 

Austin, John. E, F. 

Austin, Thomas. E. 

Avery & Deming. F. 

Aves, John. A. 

Bagnall, Benjamin. E, F. 

Balston, Nathaniel. E. 

Bant, William. B. 

Barrel, John. E. 

Barret, John. E. 

Bartlett, Samuel. F. 

Bedgood, Jeflfry. A, B. 

Belknap, Jeremiah. A, B. 

Bill, Richard. A, B, D, F. 

Billinjjs, John. A, B. 

Billings, Richard. A, B. 

Bimdley, Francis. F. 

Binney, Thomas. F. 

Bird, Benjamin. B. 

Blin, William. A. 

Blish, Abraham. A. 

Bolan, William. E. 

Boreland, Francis. E. 

Bourn, Benjamin. E. 

Bourn, Sylvanus. F. 

Boutineau, James. E, F. 

Boutineau, Stephen. A, B, E, F. 

Bowdoin, James. A, B, D, E, F. 

Bowdoin, William. E, F. 

Brandon, Joseph. E. 
Breed, Ebenezer. F. 
Brido^ham, Samuel. E. 
Brinley, Francis. D. 
Bromlield, Edward, junr. A, B. 
Browne, Benjamin. B. 
Brown, Robert. F. 
Burt, John. A, B. 
Byram, Josiah. F, G. 
Gary, Samuel. E, F. 
Caswell, Henry. E. 
Caverly, Anthony. F. 
Cheever, Ezekiel. A, B, C, D, F. 
Cheever, Joshua. A, B, E. 
Child, Thomas. E, F. 
Clap, Stephen. F. 
Clark, Benjamin. E, F. 
Clarke, Richard. A, B, E. 
Clark, William. A, B, E. 
Clough, Benjamin. C. 
Coffin, William. E, F. 
Colman, John. A, G. 
Cookson, John. B. 
Cradock, Georjjje. D, F. 
Cunningham, Nathaniel. A, B, E. 
Cutter, John. E. 
Cushini;, Thomas, jun^. A, B, C. 
Davis, Gershom. F. 
Davis, John. B. 
Day, James. E, F. 
Deminj;, Charles. E, F. 
Deming, Samuel. E. 
Denny, John. A, E. 
Douglass, William. E. 
Downe, Thomas. A, B. 
Downe, William. A, B. 
Dowse, Josepli. E, F: 
Dumaresque, Phillip. A, B. 

* John Armitage and Jonathan arc doubtless tlie same person — this is a newspaper 
mistake. Francis Bimdley is probably Francis Brinley — a phonetic error. John 
Ewing and John Erving are ];)OSsibly the same person — chirographic confusion. 
Thomas Palmer, Jun^", and Thomas Palmer; John Smith, Jun»", and John Smith, may 
be the same person. 


Boston Banks, 


Dupee, Isaac. B. 
Durant, Edward. A, B. 
Edwards, John. A. 
Eliot, Andrew. A. 
Ellery, John. A, B. 
Emerson, Timothy. E. 
Erving, John. A, B, E. 
Ewing, John. F. 
Eaneuil, Andrew. A. 
Eaneuil, Benjamin. E, F. 
Faneuil, Peter. E. 
Fayerweather, John. A, B, E. 
Fisher, Ebenezer. A. 
Fitch, Joseph. E, F. 
Fitch, Thomas. A, B. 
Foster, Hopestill. E, F. 
Foye, Jolm. A, B, F. 
Foye, William. A, B. 
Gardner, Samuel. A, E. 
Gardner, Sylvester. F. 
Gardner, Thomas. E. 
Gatcomb, Francis. A, B, F. 
Gerrish, John. A, B. 
Gerrish, Joseph. E. 
Gibbins, John. E. 
Gibbs, Henry, Salem. A, B, F. 
Gooch, James, Jun'". A, B. 
Gooch, John. A, B, E, F. 
Gooch, Joseph. A, E. 
Gooding, Thomas. A. 
Gorham, Shnbael. B. 
Gould, James. E, F. 
Grant, John. E. 
Gray, Edward. A. 
Gray, Harrison. E, F. 
Green, Benjamin. E. 
Green, Jeremiah. E. 
Green, John. E. 
Green, Joseph. E. 
Green, Rufus. C, E. 
Green, Thomas. C, E. 
Greenleaf, Stephen. E. 
Greenleaf, William. B, G. 
Gridley, Isaac. E, F. 
Griggs, Jacob. E. 
Guuter, Thomas. E. 
Hale, Robert, Beverly. F, G. 
Hall, Andrew. E, F. 
Hall, Hugh. A, B, E, F. 
Hallowell, Benjamin. E. 
Hallowell, Benjamin, Jun^. B. 
Hancock, Thomas. A, B, E. 
Harris, Robert. B. 
Hatch, Kstes. C, G. 
Hawden, Thomas. E. 
Henchman, Daniel. A, B. 
Henderson, John. A, B. 
Hendly, Samuel.,, A, B. 
Henshaw, Joshua, Jun^. E. 
Hill, John. A, B, E, F, G. 
Hill, Thomas. A, B. 
Holmes, Ebenezer. E, G. 
Holmes, Nathaniel. F, G. 
Homans, John. E. 
Hubbard, Thomas. A, B, E. 

Hunt, John. A, B. 

Hussey, Silvanus. A, B. 

Hutchinson, Edward. A, B, E, F. 

Hutchinson, Thomas. C, D, E. 

Hutchinson, Thomas, Jun''. C. D. 

Inman, Ralph. E. 

Jackson, Edward. E. 

Jackson, Jonathan. A, B. 

Jackson, Thomas. E. 

Jackson, Thomas, Jun"". F. 

Jeffries, John. D. 

Jekyl, John. E. 

Jenner, Thomas. A, B, F. 

Johonnot, Francis. E. 

Johonnot, Zechariah. A, B, E, F. 

Jones, John. E. 

Jones, Phynehas. F. 

Kenwood, Peter. E. 

Knight, John. A, B. 

Lambert, Thomas. E. 

Lambert, William. E. 

Lance, William. E. 

Laughton, Henry. E. 

Lechmere, Thomas. E. 

Lee, Joseph. E, F. 

Lee, Thomas. A, B, E. 

Lee, Thomas, Jun^. A, F. 

LeGalley, David. E. 

Lewis, Job. A, B. 

Lewis, Robert. E. 

Lightfoot, Robert. E. 

Lillie, Theophilus. F. 

Little, Tristram. B. 

Lothrop, Isaac, Jun^. F. 

Luce, Peter. A, B. 

Lyde, Byfleld. E, F. 

Lynde, Benjamin. E, F. 

Marion, Joseph. F, G. 

Marshall, John. A. 

Marston, Benjamin. F. 

Mason, David. F. 

Minot, George. F. 

Miuot, John. E. 

Minot, Stephen. A, B. 

Moquet, Francis. F. 

Murdock, John. F. 

Newell, Andrew. E. 

Newton, Hibbert. F, G. 

Oliver, Andrew. B, E, F. 

Oliver, Peter. A, B. 

Osborne, John. A, B, E, F. 

Osgood, Peter, Salem. C, G. 

Oxnard, Thomas. A, E, F. 

Palmer, Thomas. E. 

Palmer, Thomas, Jun^ A, B. 

Parker, Seth. F. 

Parrot, Bryant. A. 

Paxton, Charles. E. 

Pepperell, William. C. 

Perkins, Thomas. E. 

Phillips, John. A. 

Pimm, John. A. 

Pitts, James. A, B, E, F. 

Pollard, Benjamin. E, F. 

Pope, Samuel, Salem. F. 


John Partridge and his Descendants. 




Prince, Joseph. A. 

Procter, John. C. 

Quincy, Edmimd. A, E, F. 

Qnincy, Josiah. E, F. 

Quincy, Norton. E. 

Rand, Samuel. A, B. 

Rand, William. A, B. 

Richardson, Edward, Newbury. C. 

Richardson, John. A, B. 

Rogers, Edward. C. 

Rogers, Nathaniel. F. 

Royal, Jacob. A. B. 

Ruck, John. A, B, F. 

Ruck, Thomas. A, B. 

Russell, James. E, F. 

Russell, John. F. 

Salter, John. F. 

Savage, Arthur. A, B. 

Savage, Habijah. B, E. 

Scott, Joseph. A, B. 

Segorney, Andrew. A. 

Sewall, Samuel. A, B, D, E, F. 

Sheaf e, AVilliam. E. 

Shower, Nathaniel. E. 

Shute, John, Maiden. F. 

Simpson, John. F. 

Simpson, Jonathan. B. 

Smethurst, Capt. F. 

Smith, James. E. 

Smith, John. C. 

Smith, John, Jun'". A. 

Spikeman, William. E, F. 

Spooner, John. E, F. 

Stevens, Samuel. F, G. 

Sutton, Richard. E. 

Temple, Robert. E. 

Thacher, Oxenbridge. A, B. 

Thornton, Ebenezer. C. 

Thornton, Timothy. C. 

Thwing, Nathaniel. F. 

Torry, Caleb. F. 

Trail, John. E. 

Turner, John. B. 

Turner, John, Jun^. E. 

Tyler, Andrew. A, B. 

Tyler, John. A, B, E. 

Tyler, William. A, B, E. 

Tyng, Col. F. 

Tyng, Edward. B, E, F. 

Vassal, John. F. 

Vial, Nathaniel. E. 

Waldo, Cornelius. E, F. 

Walker, Isaac. E. 

Walley, John. A, B. 

Ward, Nahum, Shrewsbury. C. 

Welles, Francis. A, B, F. 

Welles, Samuel. A, B, C, D, E, F. 

Welles & Cordis. C. 

Wendell, Jacob. A, B, C, D, F. 

Wendell, John. A, E. 

Wentworth, Samuel. E, F. 

Wheelwright, John. A, C. 

Williams, William. A. 

Wilson, Joseph, Maiden. F. 

Winslow, Edward. F. 

Winslow, Isaac. E. F. 

Winslow, John. E, G. 

Winslow, Joshua. A, B, E, F. 

Winslow, William. E. 

Winthrop, Adam. F. 

Withered, Henry. E. 

Woods, Benjamin, of Marlbro. C. 

Wyar, David. E, F. 

Wyer, William. A, B, E, F. 



By George Homer Partridge, B.S., of Boston. 
[Continued from page 192.] 

29. Reuben^ Partridge (Jonathan,^ John^^ John}) was born in Med way, 
Nov. 21, 1741. lie married, Feb. 6, 1706, Mary, born in Sherboni, 
Apr. 2, 1745, daughter of Moses and Deborah (I very) Perry. They 
resided in Sherborn until 1789, when they removed to Gardner, 
where they resided thereafter (Ilerrick's Hist, of Gardner). All 
but the youngest of their children were born in Slierborn. He died 
Aug. 21, 1801, and his son John was appointed administrator on 
his estate, Oct. 20, 1801 (Worcester Co. Prob., Case 4oo87). 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. May 15, 1707; d. Mch. 29, 1801 ; m. May 15, 1701, Samuel 
Hill of Sherborn ; resided iu Gardner. Two children. 

282 Johyi Partridge and his Descendants. [July, 

ii. Amos, b. Nov. 25, 1768; cl. Sept. 9, 1854; removed to Aus^usta, Me., 
about 1801, where he resided; m. Hannah, b. Oxford, Mass., Mch. 
21, 1770, d. Nov. 5, 1853, dan. of John and Hannah (Frost) Rock- 
wood. Children: 1. Anna,^ b. Oct. 31, 1794:; d. Apr. 9, 1799. 
2. Hannah, b.Jan. 2, 1798; d. Nov. 11, 1877. 3. Amos Coolidge, 
b. Aug. 15, 1799; d. July 11, 1872. 4. Benben. b. July 24, 1801; 
d. Sept. 6. 1850. 5. Nathaniel, b. Au^-. 12, 1803; d. Mch. 12, 1841. 
6. Joseph Bockwood, b. June 19, 1805; d. Apr. 4, 1892. 7. UOrienty 
b. Auj?. 9, 1807; d. July 20, 1809. 8. Joshua, b. July 30, 1809; d. 
Feb. 28, 1823. 9. Anna, b. Julv 30, 1809; d. Jan. 20, 1833. 

iii. Anna, b. May 23, 1770; d. Sept. 21, 1789. 

Iv. Deborah, b. Apr. 25, 1773; ra. Kendall, son of David and Rebecca 
(Belknap) Nichols, of Gardner; resided in Gardner. Children. 

V. Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1774; d. Sept. 22, 1776. 

vi. Moses, b. Mch. 8, 1776; d. June 28, 1849, in Auo'usta, Me., whither 
he removed about 1801 ; m. Ruth, b. Oxford, Mass., Mch. 27, 1777, 
dau. of John and Hannah (Frost) Rockwood. Several children. 

vii. John, b. Dec. 8, 1777; d. Jan. 15, 1831. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 5, 1781; d. Nov. 14, 1793. 

ix. William, b. May 14, 1783; d. June 2, 1783. 

X. William, b. Mcii. 16, 1788; d. June 30, 1836. 

xi. Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1789; d. Apr. 7, 1790. 

30. JoHN^ Partridge {Jonathan,^ John^ John^) was born in Sherborn, 

Oct. 28, 1746. He married at Barre, Oct. 7, 1773, Mrs. Phebe 
Boyden, widow of Micah Boyden and daughter of Silas and Deborah 
(Buck) Sears, of Greenwich, Mass. They resided at Barre, where 
the births of four children are recorded. They may have removed 
from there after 1782. 
Children : 

i. Silas,* b. June 5, 1774. 

ii. Rhoda, b. July 10, 1776 ; m. May 7, 1806, James Newcorab of Oakham. 

iii. Chloe, b. Sept. 20, 1779. 

iv. John, b. Mch. 27, 1782. 

31. Jabez^ Partridge i^Jonaihan^ John^ Joh/n}) was born in Sherborn, 

Dec. 11, 1748. He married, May 19, 1772, Anna, born in Sher- 
born, May 24, 1751, daughter of Jonathan and Deborah (Bullard) 
Twitchell. They resided at Sherborn until about 1780, when they 
removed to Gardner, where they afterwards lived. 
Children : 

i. Adam,* b. Jan. 2, 1773; d. in infancy. 

ii. Deborah, b. Apr. 25, 1775; d. Oct. 22, 1846; m. Oct. 12, 1797, 
Elisha Pierce, who d. Apr. 1, 1858; resided in Westminster. Six 

iii. Adam, b. Mch. 11, 1778; d. Mav 22, 1855; m. Marv, b. Nov. 12, 
1781, d. Mch. 22, 1869, dau. of Oliver and Mary (Pierce) Jackson, 
of Westminster; resided in Gardner. Children : 1. Asa,^ b. Aug. 
1,1800: d. May 28, 1883; m. Anne Williams ; resided in Gardner; 
no children. 2. Seneca, b. July 26, 1802; d. Auo-. 4, 1879; m. (1) 
Nov. 15, 1827, Sarah, b. Gardner, Sept. 16, 1805, d. Oct. 21, 1842, 
dau. of Jonathan and Beulah (Jackson) Brown; m. (2) June 9, 
1844, Sarah, b. Jaffrey, N. H., Sept. 12, 1815, d. Feb. 23. 1887, 
dau. of Jeremy and Sarah (Gaire) Underwood ; resided in Gardner; 
seven children, four bv first wife. 3. Oran, b. June 30, 1806; d. 
Nov. 2, 1893; m. Fitchbur":, Sept. 15, 1835, Mary B., b. Gardner, 
Nov. 4, 1809, d. Jan, 2, 1888, dau. of Jonathan and Betsey (Ban- 
croft) Wood; resided in Fitchburi?; four children. 4. Caroline, 
b. Nov. 13, 1809; d. Mch. 15, 1900; m. Apr. 15, 1830, Isaac P., b. 
Gardner, Sept. 6, 1801, d. Dec. 11, 1833, son of Martin and Pru- 
dence Kendall; resided in Templeton, Mass., Jamaica, Vt., and 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants. 283 

Gardner, Mass. ; five children. 5. Loenza, b. June 27, 1814; d. 
Apr. 25, 1875; m. Nathan Henry. 6. Adam, b. June 14, 1817; m. 
Dec. 25, 1848, Melissa, b. Jaflfrey, N. H., Dec. 3, 1817, dau. of 
Jeremy and Sarah (Ga<2:e) Underwood; resided in New York City ; 
two danijhters. 7. Mary, b. Dec. 12, 1819; d. Dec. 29, 187G ; m. 
Apr. 16, 1839, James C, b. Athol, July 10, 1817, son of Samuel and 
Lydia (Clements) Steartis ; resided in Gardner and Millers Falls, 
Mass., and in 1855 settled in Hanno (now Sublette), Ills.; two 
children. 8. Louisa, b. May 3, 1822; m. Horatio Benton. 

Iv. Hannah, b. Dec. 7, 1780; m. John Bigelow ; resided in Sherborn. 

V. Anna, b. Nov. 4, 1783; d. in Gardner, June 24, 1861; m. Rufus 
Whitcomb, of Gardner; removed to Canada. No children. 

vi. Cynthia, b. Dec. 1, 1785; d. July 1, 1860; m. Luke Whitney, b. 
Winchester, May 21, 1783, d. Gardner, Sept. 1, 1838; resided 
in Gardner. Eleven children. 

vii. Miriam, b. Aug. 20, 1787; m. David, b. Gardner, Apr. 10, 1786, son 
of Allen and Juda (Chase) Perley ; resided in Gardner. Eleven 

viii. Henry, b. June 5, 1791; d. Apr. 19, 1859; m. Anna Babcock; re- 
sided in Sherborn and Medtield. Children: 1. An7ia,^ ra. 

Bigelow. 2. Henry, m. Leland. 3. Caroline, m. 


32. LovET^ Partridge (Jonathan,^ John^ John^) was born in Sherborn, 

Sept. 13, 1750. He married in Mendon, May 19, 1774, Sarah 

Hayward of Mendon. They resided for a time in Uxbridge, where 

two children were born. Nothing is learned of them later than 


Children : 

i. Abigail,* b. Feb. 24, 1775. 
ii. Dolly, b. Dec. 4, 1776. 

33. Stephp:n^ Partridge [Jonathan,^ John,'^ John}) was born in Sherborn, 

Aug. 2, 1752. He married in Mendon, Jan. 4, 1776, Jemima, born 
in Mendon, July 6, 1758, daughter of Seth and Anna Taft. They 
resided in Mendon, where he died before May 25, 171)0. His widow 
married second, Aug. 26, 1792, Peter Brown of Mendon. 

Children : 

i. Lydia,* b. Mch. 31, 1777; m. Apr. 21, 1801, Asel Fairbanks of 

ii. Mary, b. June 17, 1780; ra. Oct. 29, 1800, Amasa Albee of Mendon. 

34. Amariah* Partridge {Jonathan,^ John^ John^) was born in Barre, 

May 21, 1756. He was in the Revolutionary service (Mass. Ar- 
chives). He resided in Montague, Mass. He had but one child. 

Child : 

i. Fanny,* b. Nov. 1, 1787; d. Mch. 10, 1876; m. Dec. 11, 1815, Elijah, 
b. Dec. 28, 1779, d. Oct. 24, 1861, son of Greenwood and Susan 
(Hammond) Carpenter, of Swausey, N. 11.; resided in Svvansey. 
Six children. 

35. James^ Partridge [James^^ John,'^ John^) was born in Medway, Oct. 

10, 1730. He married Abigail , who died Mch. 24, 1798, 

aged 65 years. He settled in Boylston, Mass., and died in West 
Boylston in 1821. 

Children : 

i. lliiODA,* b. Dec. 9, 1700; never married, 
ii. Asa, b. Dec. 20, 1761 ; no further record. 

284 John Partridge and Ms Descendants, [July, 

iii. OzTAS, b. June 18, 1763; m. Zipporali ; resided in Boylston 

for a time, then probably removed away. Children : 1. Ozias,^ m. 
Nancy Whitman of Ashburnham ; had child, Catharine Cashing,^ 
b. Aug. 25, 1808, at Boylston, and perhaps others. 2. Salmon, b. 
Aug. 26, 1792, in Boylston; d. in Holden, Sept. 7, 1827; m. Nov. 
24, 1814, in Holden, Susanna, b. there Jan. 5, 1793, dau. of Artemas 
and Susanna (Perrv) Dryden; four children, b. Holden. 

iv. ASAHEL, b. Mch. 7, f766; d. Nov. 1839; m. Dec. 11, 1798, in Boyls- 
ton, Polly (Knight) Butterfield, b. Phillipston, 1771, d. in Holden, 
Mch. 25, 1844, dau. of Daniel Knight; resided in Boylston, where 
their children were born, and later removed to Holden. Children : 
1. Horace,^ b. July 21, 1799 ; d. Sept. 25, 1800. 2. Horace, b. Nov. 
Nov. 13, 1801; d. Sept. 30, 1862; m. Nov., 1828, Sarah Abigail, b. 
Stow, June 18, 1807, d. Mch. 9, 1888, dau. of Sylvanus and Sarah 
(Moore) Morse; resided in Holden until 1846, and after that in 
Worcester; seven children. 3. Adeline, h. 1803; d. Jan. 9, 1844; 
m. Nov. 4, 1827, in Holden, Jason Knowlton; resided in Holden; 
five children. 

V. James, b. Oct. 20, 1770; d. Apr. 20, 1863; m. (1) Feb. 4, 1796, Polly 
Maynard, b. 1776, d. Sept. 30, 1796; m. (2) Sept. 27, 1798, in 
Sterling, Ruth, b. Shrewsbury, July 12, 1770, d. Apr. 18, 1851, 
dau. of Simeon and Lucy (Temple) Keyes ; resided in Boylston. 
Children : 1. Levi,^ b. Sept. 25, 1796 ; d. Oct. 11, 1796. 2. Simeon, 
b. July 6, 1799; d. Feb. 20, 1866; m. (1) Dec. 5, 1831, Mary, dau. 
of Asa and Sarah (Thurston) Keves, of Sterling, who d. Apr. 18, 
1836; m. (2) Nov. 30, 1837, Sarah G., b. Boylston, Feb. 16, 1811, 
d. Worcester, Aug., 1890, dau. of Ebenezer and Betty (Green- 
wood) Hartshorn ; resided in Boylston and later in Worcester ; 
six children. 3. Pollij, b. Aug. 17, 1800; d. Jan. 26, 1813. 4. 
Abigail, b. Sept. 6, 1802 ; m. (pub. Nov. 20, 1825) William Dodds, 
b. Boylston, May 1, 1796, son of Thaddeus and Polly (Dodds) 
Chenery. 5. James Henry, b. Apr., 1808; d. Feb. 25, 1809. 6. 
Lucy Ann, b. Sept. 29, 1813; d. May 14, 1860; unmarried. 

36. Malachi^ Partridge (James,^ Jolm,^ John^) was born in Medway, 

Nov. 30, 1731. He was in the Colonial service in 1754 (Mass. 
Archives). He settled in Sturbridge, where three children were 
born, and later removed to Holland, Mass., where he and his wife 
Abigail were living in 1796, with their son Isaac (Hampton Co. 
Deeds, vol. xxxiv, p. 161). She died in Sturbridge, Apr. 29, 1808. 

Children : 

1. Abigail,* b. Aug. 15, 1768. 

ii. Isaac, b. Nov. 26, 1770; settled in Holland, Mass. 

iii. Priah, b. Dec. 3, 1774. 

37. Eleazer^ Partridge (James,^ John^ John}) was born in Medway, 

Apr. 19, 1740. He married, in 1764, Lois, born June 15, 1744, 
daughter of Benjamin and Mehetabel (Thompson) Rockwood. 
They resided in Franklin, Mass., where their children were born. 
He died Mch. 19, 1834 ; and she died Dec. 16, 1812. 

Children : 

i. Elias,* b. Feb. 7, 1766; d. Mch. 6, 1857; m. Dec. 31, 1794, Abigail 
Chase of Sutton, who was b. Mch. 21, 1770, and d. Sept. 22, 1838; 
settled in Paris, Me. Children: 1. Elias Chase,^ b. Dec. 12, 
1795; d. Oct. 22, 1798. 2. Cynthia, b. Nov. 12, 1797; m. Nicholas 
Chesley. 3. Austin, b. Oct. 6, 1799; m. Jan. 14, 1833, Sarah, dau. 
of Gideon Powers ; resided in Paris, Me. ; five daughters. 4. Electa, 
b. Mch. 28, 1801; m. Feb. 23, 1823, Samuel Morrell. 5. Bradford 
Chase, b. Jan. 20, 1803; d. Jan. 6, 1805. 6. Milo, b. Aug. 27, 1804; 

1903.] John Partridge and his Descendants. 285 

d. Sept. 10, 1804. 7. Abigail, b. Feb. 20, 1806; m. (1) Jonas Ken- 
dall; m. (2) Liberty Hall. 8. Caroline, b. Aug, 23, 1808; m. Cor- 
nelius Morton. 9. Adaline, b. Aug. 23, 1808. 10. Lois, b. Aug. 8, 
1810. 11. Manj B., b. July 27, 1812; m. Hannibal Smith. 

ii. Silence, b. Aug. 29, 1767; d. Sept. 21, 1767. 

iii. Lois, b. Sept. 17, 1768; d. July 9, 1786. 

iv. Tryphena, b. Oct. 27, 1770; d. Mch. 11, 1771. 

V. Asa, b. Apr. 19, 1773; d. Apr. 26, 1858; m. Jan. 1, 1801, Polly Rich- 
ardson of Franklin, who d. Dec. 5, 1848, aged 76; resided in 
Franklin. No children. 

vi. Julia, b. Sept. 3, 1775 : d. Feb. 14, 1782. 

vii. Phineas, b. Mch. 16, 1777; d. Dec. 14, 1845; m. (1) May 7, 1801, 
Abigail Allen, b. Oct. 7, 1777, d. May 24, 1819; m. (2) Nov. 1, 
1819, Polly Wheeler, b. Sept. 27, 1790; d. Jan. 9, 1866; resided 
in Franklin. Children: 1. Allen,^ h. i?in. 18, 1804; d. Feb. 13, 
1882; m. (1) Sept. 1, 1830, Nancy, dan. of John Emerson of 
Auburn, N. H., who d. July 15, 1845; m. (2) June 1, 1847, Sarah, 
b. New Hampton, N. H., Dec. 31, 1809, d. Apr. 21, 1900, dau. of 
David and Nancy (Pearson) Hanaf ord ; resided at Amoskeag and 
Derry, N. H.; one son. 2. Abigail Harding, b. Feb. 20, 1806; d. 
Nov. 22, 1848 ; m. June 1, 1844, Luther Metcalf , b. Milford, Aug. 4, 
1809, son of Joel and Clara (Metcalf) Hunt; resided in West Med- 
w^ay ; one dau. 3. Elmira Diantha, b. Mch. 21, 1816; m. June 1, 
1841, Oratio S., b. Holliston, Apr. 23, 1814, d. Apr. 21, 1899, son 
of William and Sarah (Wiswell) Claflin ; resided in Alexandria, 
Va., and Philadelphia, Pa.; six children. 4. Clarissa Prentiss, b. 
May 2, 1819; d. Mch. 19, 1854; unmarried. 5. Asa, b. Aug. 7, 
1820; m. Oct. 8, 1847, Abigail, b. West Medway, Aug. 29, 1820, d. 
Feb. 4, 1890, dau. of Amos and Patience (Adams) Shumway ; re- 
sided in Philadelphia, Pa., and Moorstown, N. J. ; three children. 

6. John Wheeler, b. Jan. 5, 1822; d. Sept. 28, 1899; m. Oct. 30, 
1845, Caroline, b. West Medway, July 6, 1824, d. Feb. 26, 1884, 
dau. of Joel and Clara (Metcalf) Hunt; resided in Philadelphia, 
Pa., Worcester, Fitchburg and Koxbury, Mass.; three children. 

7. ISarah Putnam, b. Nov. 10, 1823; d. May 11, 1892; m. Sept. 15, 
1852, Ainsworth Rand, b. Gilmanton, N. H., Sept. 12, 1825, son of 
Luke Ainsworth and Grata (Rand) Spoflford; resided in Cincinnati, 
O., and Washington, D. C. ; three children. 8. Charlotte, b. Apr. 
19, 1826; m. Aug. 31, 1846, Simeon H., b. Medway, Aug. 4, 1824, 
son of Simeon and Nancy (Hartshorn) Fuller; resided in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., and Cambridge, Mass. 9. George Brown, b. Feb. 10, 
1828; d. Jan. 25, 1853. 10. Charles A., b. Feb. 2, 1831; m. May 
18, 1852, Mary G. Peck; resided in Cincinnati, O. ; six cliildrcn. 
11. Edwin F., b. June 10, 1833; d. Redlands, Cal., Apr. 2, 1897; 
m. Dec. 17, 1857, Henrietta, b. at Catawissa, Pa., dau. of Samuel 
and Lydia (Hughes) Ilartman ; resided in Philadelphia, Pa.; live 

viii. Meiietabel, b. May 24, 1779; d. June 27, 1779. 

ix. Keziah, b. Sept. l6, 1780; d. Sept. 27, 1864. 

X. Eleazer, b. May 27, 1782; d. Mch. 9, 1850; m. (1) Mch. 30, 1806, 
Mary Fisher, of Franklin, who d. Dec. 16, 1812; m. (2) Aug. 4, 
1825, Hannah Kcnth of Walpole, who d. June 3, 1856, aged 58; 
resided in Franklin. Cliiklrcn : 1. 3Jar}j Clark,^ b. Jan. 10, 1810; 
m. Sept. 5, 1837, Rev. William Pliipps. 2. Lois Bocktvood. 3. 
Sylvia Pond, b. Dec. 22, 1816; in. Joseph Lovell of Medway. 4. 
Julia Ann, b. July 5, 1826. 5. Eliza Jane, b. Apr. 21, 1829. 6. 
Harriet Keith, b. Feb. 14, 1831. 

xi. ITIIAMAK, 1). May 27, 1782; d. Apr. 7, 1807. 

xii. Hannah, b. May 5, 1784; d. Sept. 20, 1838; unmarried. 

xiii. Nathan, b. Aug. 1, 1786; d. July 21. 1825; m. Jan. 12, 1815, Sarah 
Bassett; resided in Franklin. Children: 1. Juliette Biehardson,^ 
b. Oct. 23, 1815. 2. E lias Anson, b. July 1, 1818. 3. Mary Bassett, 
b. Dec. 15, 1819. 4. George Rhamar, b. July 23, 1822. 5. Harriet 
Maria, b. Aug. 1, 1824; m. Oct. 31, 1844, James D. Miller. 

286 John Partridge aiid his Descendants, [July, 

38. Stephen^ Partridge {James^ John^ John^) was born in Med way, 
July 10, 1746. He married in Uxbridge, February, 1772, Esther, 
born there June 14, 1751, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Marsh) 
Emerson. They resided in Medway until 1775, when they removed 
to Shrewsbury, remaining there until 1779, when they migrated to 
Maine, in the Kennebec river region, a short time later removing to 
Kochester, Vt., and from there to Wilmington, Essex Co., N. Y., 
later going, in 1815, to Ohio, and settling near Columbus. He died 
in Amity, O., June 14, 1818 ; and she died in Marysville, O., Feb. 10, 
1835. Two children were born in Medway, two in Shrewsbury, and 
the others in Rochester, Vt. 
Children : 

i. Hannah^, b. Jan. 30, 1773. 

ii. Judith, b. Apr. 20, 1774: d. at Marysville, 0.; unmarried. 

ill. Lewis, I). Aug. 26, 1776; d. Nov. 2, 1812; ra. Phebe Austin; resided 
in Essex Co., N. Y. Children: 1. Hiram,^ m. (1) Louisa Rey- 
nolds; m. (2) Eliza Hutchinson ; ten children, four by first wife. 
3. P/ie6e, m. Augustus Hudson; six children. 3. -4?vm, d. young. 
. 4. Philena, m. McLeod ; six children. 5. Lewis, m. Ade- 
line Reynolds; one child. 6. Enoch, m. Betsey Ray; children. 
7. Asenath, m. David Sanborn; three children. 8. Stillman, d. 
young. jl 

iv. LuciiETiA, b. Nov. 7, 1778. ' 

V. Stephen, b. May 1, 1781; killed at the battle of Plattsburg, Sept. 

5, 1814; m. Lois Wheeler. Children: 1, Amanda,^ m. 

Searl, of Clintonville, N. Y. ; two children. 2. Mason. 3. Dan- 
iel. 4. Martin. 

vi. Esther, b. Nov. 12, 1782; m. Oliver, b. May 26, 1781, in Wood- 
stock, Vt., son of Stephen and Mary (Shaw) Delano; settled in 
Worthington, O., in 1815, where he d, Jan., 1820. Three sons. 

vii. Eunice, b. May 11, 1785; d. May 27, 1807. 

viii. Reuben, b. Sept. 12, 1788; d. Nov. 9, 1853; m. in 1810, Diadama 
Ray, b. Jan. 4, 1787, d. Oct. 17, 1861 ; resided in Wilmington, N.Y. 
Children: 1. Persis,^ b. Mar. 31, 1811; Nov. 12, 1889; m. (1) in 
1835, Joseph Shaw of Keeue, N. Y., who d. in RootstOAvn, O., in 
1838; m. (2) in 1841, Rev. Hiram Miner of Canton, O.; m. (3) in 
1819, Seth Jennings of Freedom, O. ; seven children, two by first, 
two by second, and three by third husband. 2. Eunice, b. July 
13, 1813; d. May 2, 1850; m. Nov. 20, 1834, John Southraayd; six 
children. 3. Stephen, b. Sept. 21, 1815; d. Oct. 4, 1881; m. Har- 
riet Knowles; resided in St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters. 4. Car- 
oline, h. Nov. 4, 1817; d. Sept. 12, 1891; m. Sept. 12, 1839, Uriah 
D., b. Stukely, Quebec, May 7, 1818, d. Fond du Lac, Wis., June 
3, 1898, son of Moses and Frances (Mofi*att) Mihills; resided in 
Fond du Lac, Wis.; ten children. 5. Prindle, b. Jan. 4, 1820; 
ra. Sept. 17, 1846, Lucinda, b. Claremont, N. H., Feb. 7, 1825, dau. 
of Seth and Olive (Ashley) Bunnell; resided in Reedsburg and 
Cazenovia, Wis., and St. Paul, Minn.; three children. 6. Ermina, 
h. Jan. 10, 1822; m. July 17, 1845, Willard Bell, b. Apr. 3, 1823, 
d. Jan. 25, 1887; resided in Keene, N. Y. ; five children. 

ix. Adrial, b. Nov. 4, 1790 ; ra. Stickney ; resided in Salem, N. Y. 

Children: 1. Moors.^ 2. Cyrus. 3. Malinda. 

X. Cyrus, b. May 22, 1794; d. Oct. 22, 1836; ra. Mrs. Lucinda (Car- 
penter) Lee, who was b. Sept. 15, 1794, d. Oct. 4, 1750: settled in 
Marysville, O., in 1833. Children: 1. Worthij,^h. Dec. 26, 1817; 
d. Nov. 15, 1857; m. Clementine Lewis; moved to Texas; five 
children. 2. Orson Monroe, b. 1820; d. July 14, 1822. 3. Beuhen 
L., b. Sept. 10, 1823; d. July 17, 1900; m. Oct. 20, 1846, Maria, b. 
Dec. 18, 1825, dau. of Adam and Katharine (Wolford) Wolford, 
of Marysville, O. ; resided in Marysville; six children. 4. John 
Wesleyl b. Oct. 3, 1829 ; d. July 12, 1867 ; m. Caroline Lewis ; went 
to Texas ; several children. 

L903.] John Partridge and his Descendants, 287 

J9. Joel* Partridge (James,^ John^ JoJui^) was born in Medway, Feb. 
19, 1748. He resided near Medway Village, on the farm owned by 
his father. He married Waitstill, born in West Medway, Mar. 6, 
1755, died in Medway, Mar. 8, 1825, daughter of Ezekiel and Re- 
becca (Cozzins) Morse. He died Feb. 13, 1823. Their children 
were born in Medway. 

Children : 

i. Ezekiel*, b. July 1, 1775; d. Feb. 19, 1826; m. Feb. 27, 1800, in 
Medway, Deborah Harding, b. May 26, 1775; resided in Medway 
until 1808, when they renioved to Worcester, where they after- 
wards lived. Children, four oldest b. iu Medway, others in Wor- 
cester: 1. Uiitimplij,^ b. Oct. 2, 1800; d. Oct. 3,' 1800. 2. Eliza- 
beth, b. Oct. 8, 1802; d. Sept. 28, 1887; m. Sept. 24, 1823, in Wor- 
cester, Nathaniel H., b. Worcester, June 9, 1801, d. Dec. 16, 1891, 
son of John and Sarah (Healy) Stowe; settled, soon after mar- 
riaijje, at Ashville, N. Y., removing from there, in 1836, to Watts- 
burg, Erie Co., Penn., where they thereafter resided; eight chil- 
dren. 3. Elhridge Gerry, b. Oct. 21, 1804; resided in Worcester; 
several children. 4. Almond, b. Feb. 20, 1807; d. Aug. 4, 1838; 
m. May 4, 1830, Mehetabel, b. West Boylston, May 21, 1813, d. 
Jan. 19, 1899, dan. of Jonathan Lovell; removed in 1833 to James- 
town, N. Y., where thev afterwards lived ; three children. 5. Joel, 
b. Nov. 11, 1808; d. May 22, 1896; m. (1) in Worcester, Feb. 26, 
1831, Azuba, b. Worcester, Aug. 25, 1813, d. Jamestown, N. Y., 
Apr. 26, 1841, dau. of Paul and Azuba (Newton) Goodell; ra. (2) 
in Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1841, Mary R.,b. Stratford, Vt.,' 
Dec. 22, 1815, d. Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1888, dau. of Adoni- 
jah and Betsey (Bacon) Pennock; six chiklren by first wife, and 
six by second wife, all b. iu Jamestown, N. Y., where he resided. 
6. Abigail Harding, b. Dec. 27, 1810; d. Apr. 26, 1898; m. Mar. 
17, 1831, in Worcester, Israel Goodell Moore, b. Worcester, Jan. 
2, 1809, d. Sept. 24, 1894; resided in West Boylston until 1837, 
removing thence to Oak Hill, near Jamestown, N. Y., where they 
afterwards lived: three children. 7. Albert Adams, b. May 2, 
1814; d. Apr. 18, 1899 ; m. in Worcester, Apr. 17, 1837, Mary Ad- 
eline, b. Worcester, June 27, 1812, d. Feb. 25, 1895, dan, of Adol- 
phus and Sarah E. Tafft; resided in Worcester until 1840, remov- 
ing thence to Jamestown, N.Y., where they thereafter resided; 
nine children. 8. James Selh Harding, b. Oct. 19, 1819; m. (1) 
in Milford, Maria Antoinette, b. Hopkinton, in 1820, dau. of Leon- 
ard Walker; m. (2) ; resided at Hopkinton, Mass., until 

1879; now livin<ij in Jamestown, N. Y. ; children. 

ii. Abigail, b. Jan. 9, 1777; d. in 1860; m. Ezra Adams. 

iii. Cath.\rixe, b. Apr. 1, 1779; d. in 1871; m. Ste|)hen Adams. 

iv. Tamak, b. Au^. 8, 1781 ; m. Job,* son of Job Partridf^e (45). 

V. Joel, b. Mar. 1, 1784; d. Aug. 19, 1852; inherited his father's home- 
stead near Medway, where he resided ; m. (1) Feb. 26, 1807, Sarah, 
b. in 1785, dau. of Steplien and Eunice (Clark) Clark, who d. July 
19, 1820; m. (2) Nov. 16, 1820, Joanna Sanford, who d. Apr. 15, 
1853. Children, four by first wife, and two bv second wife: 1. 
Bemembrance,^ b. Apr, 18, 1808; d. May 1, 1808. 2. Clark, b. 
Apr. 1, 1809; d. Nov. 17, 1885; m. (1) Apr. 6, 1830. Mary, b. Med- 
way, Mar. 17, 1811, d. Mar. 23, 1834, dau. of Seth and Mary (Lear- 
ned) Harding; m. (2) Mrs. Abijjail (Hardinij) Partrid<i:e, sister of 
his first wife and widow of William Partridge; resided in Med- 
way; one child by first wife. 3. Jod (iilbcrt, b. Mav 22, 1813; 
d. Feb. 18, 1846 ; m. (1) Emeline Kichardson, who d. Apr. 20, 1840; 
m. (2) lloxanna Kichardson ; resided in Medway; three children 
by first, and two by second wife. 4. Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 3, 1818; 
m. June 14, 1840, Joseph Bullard. 5. Edmund James, b. Apr. 6, 
1827; d. May 31, 1828. 6. Lydia Sanford, b. Sept. 11, 1830; m. 
Apr. 12, 1853, Addison P. Thayer. 

288 Baj)tismal Records of Hinsdale. [July, 

vi. Jerusha, b. May 2, 1787; m. David Mann of Westborough, Mass. 
vii. Ede, b. June 25, 1789 ; m. Nathaniel Clark, 
viii. James, b. Sept. 3, 1793; d. Apr. 26, 1816. 

40. Nathan* Partridge (James,^ John^ John^) was born in Medway, 

Mar. 26, 1751. He married Meletiah, born in Bellingham, Feb. 
28, 1755, daughter of Deacon Joseph Holbrook. Nathan Partridge 
died in Medway, May 25, 1785. His children were born there. 
Children : 

i. LoviNA, * b. Jan. 8, 1777; d. July 10, 1782. 

ii. Nathan, b. Dec. 27, 1778; d. Feb. 20, 1854; settled in Barre, Mass., 
where he m. Feb. 17, 1804, Isabella Fessenden, b. Jan. 16, 1780; 
their children were born in Barre. Children: 1. Hiram F.^h. 
June 16, 1805; m. May 5, 1830, in Barre, Mary Jenkins, b. Boston, 
in 1804; settled in Naples, N. Y., where he d. in 1844; four chil- 
dren. 2. Lavinia E., b. May 9, 1808. 3. Albert H., b. Jan. 19, 
1811; m. (1) at Leonidas, Mich., Jan. 24, 1847, Versilda Pierce, 
b. at Naples, N. Y., in 1828, d. Leonidas, Mich., in 1848; m. (2) 
at Leonidas, May 26, 1850, Mrs. Cornelia B. (Noyes) Eggleston, b. 
Florence, O., in 1822 ; resided in Leonidas, Mich., where he died in 
1894; one child by first, four by second wife. 4. Augusta 31., b. 
Au^. 28, 1815; d. in 1834. 5. Winfield Scott, b. June 13, 1817; d. 
Naples, N. Y., in 1849. 6. Willia7n A., b. Sept. 10, 1819; m. at 
Naples, N. Y., May 18, 1846, Lucetta A. Gates, b. in Barre, in 
1817; resided in Barre, where he d. in 1875; four children. J 

iii. Susanna, b. Nov. 30, 1783; m. Capt. Asa Fiske of Holliston. 

41, Elisha^ Partridge {Eleazer,^ Eleazerj^ John^) was born in Dedham 

(now Walpole), Mar. 16, 1716. He settled in Stoughton, Mass., 
where, on Mar. 1, 1738, he purchased 100 acres of land of Jedediah 
Morse (Suffolk Co. Deeds, Lib. Ivii., p. 193). He married, Dec. 
11, 1740, in Stoughton, Hannah Welhnan of Norton. He was in 
the Colonial service, from Stoughton, in 1757 (Mass. Archives). 
The births of four children are recorded in Stoughton. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,^ b. Oct. 25, 1741. 

ii. Rachel, b. Oct. 24, 1743. 

iii. Hannah, b. July 12, 1745. 

iv. Ezra, b. Oct. 25, 1747. 

[To be concluded.] 


Communicated by James Hosmer, Esq., of Hinsdale. 

January 29^^^ 1797. Baptized Dorea Daughter of Jeremiah Frost and his 

Sept. 8^^^ Baptized by Rev. Mr. Briggs of Comington 

Daughter of Elisha Wing and Anna his wife they being members of 

the Church in Partridgelield. 
July 1798. Baptized by Rev. Mr Leiand, Phebe, Roswell, Triphosa, 

Reuben, Polly, and Betsey children of John and Eunice Babcock. 

* For records of births, marriages and deaths, see Vital Records or Hinsdale, 
Massachusetts, to the year 1850. Published by the New-England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society. Boston, 1902. 

1903.] Baptismal Becords of Hinsdale, 289 

Nov. Baptized by the same son of Jesse Goodrich and 

Son of D" Hubbard Goodrich. 
March 10^^ 1799, Baptized by Rev. Mr Nash. Ransalear son of Asa Parks. 
June 2"*^ Baptized John Williams son of Moses Yeomans and Susa his 

wife by Mr Balantine. 
May 31^^ 1801 Baptized by Rev*^ Mr Swift of Williamstown Lucy Daugh- 
ter of Moses Yeomans and Susa his wife — also Electa and Eliza 

Daughters of Asa Goodrich and Anna his wife — also Cornelius Son 

of Eli Jones and Azubah his wife — also Elijah Son of Daniel Wint- 

worth and his wife, — also Amasa Nelson Son of Amasa Frost and 
his wife. 
June 14*^ Baptized by Rev*^. President Fitch. Elijah Hubbard son of 

Elijah Hubbard Goodrich and his wife. 

June ^^^ 1802 Baptized Ashly son of Asa Parks and his wife. 
July 25"^^ 1802 Baptized by Rev*^. John Leland, Hiram son of Eli 

Jones and Azubah his wife. 
August 15*^ 1802 Baptized Walter Tracy son of Rev. Caleb Knight and 

Anna his vv^ife. 
Sabbath Nov. 21^* 1802 Baptized John, Levi and- Prudence children of 

John Adams and Prudence his wife. Baptized Ludia, Milton, Adosha 

and Otis children of Ichabod Post and Adosha his wife. 
April 28*^ 1803. Baptized by Rev^. Jon^. L. Pomeroy, Altemira daughter 

of Artemas Thompson and Hepzibah his wife. 
12*^^ May 1803. Baptized Talmon son of Amasa Frost and Rebecka his 

wife, and William White son of eJohn Adams and Prudence his wife. 

Also Hariot, Horace, and Roana Children of John Ilalbert and Asse- 

nath his wife. 
2)^^ July 1803 Baptized Ralph Augustus son of Moses Yeomans and Sus- 

sana his wife. 
10*^ July 1803 Baptized by Rev. Dorrance, Anna, Sears, and Ithamer[?] 

children of Elisha Carrier and Mary his wife. 
7*^ July 1803. Baptized El visa daughter of D". Elijah H. Goodrich and 

his wife. 
7t^ August 1803 Baptized Theodosha child of John Meeker and wife. 
15*^ Nov. 1803 Baptized Maria daughter of Lucy Star. 
18*^ Dec. 1803 Baptized Julius son of Eli Jones and Azubah his wife. 
29th April 1804 Baptized Charles Backus son of Caleb Knight and Anna 

his wife 
10^^ June 1804 Baptized Sophrone Daughter of Nehemiah Frost and 

wife Also Leander son of Ichabod Post and Adosha his wife. 
5**^ July 1804 Baptized at a public lecture Lurana, Charlotte, Job, Or- 

rilla, John Curtis, Hannah Wilkinson, Samuel Lucius and Lory Lord, 

Cliildren of Job Besto and wife. 
22"'^ July 1804 Baptized John Russel son of John Halbert and wife. 
7th Nov. 1804. Baptized Harriot, Theodore, Henry, Rebekah, Mary, and 

Cynthia children of David Mosely and Rebeckah iiis wife. He being 

unable to appear in public the children were baptized at his own house. 
3*"^ March 1805 Baptized William son of Joseph Witter and Hannah his 

wife. And Lemina Daughter of Caleb Street and Bathsheba his wife. 

Also Abisha, William, Aretus Stephen, Godobpin, children of AV" 

Holland and Pollv his wife. 
28*^^ April 1805 Baptized by Rev'* J. L. Pomeroy, Jonathan son of Simon 

Huntington and his wife 

VOL. LVII. 20 

290 Baptismal Records of Hinsdale, [Ji^tyj 

2"*^ May 1805. Baptized Joel, Judith, Otis and Orra Children of James 

Wing and Lydia his wife. Also Baptized Martha, Mary, Frederic, 

Sophia, Henry, and John. Children of John Putnam and Philury 

his wife. 
26*^ May 1 805 Baptized Polly Mores, daughter of W". Holland and Polly 

his wife. 
23'"'^ June 1805. Baptized Nathaniel Tracy son of Moses Yeomans and 

his wife. 
4*^ Jnly 1805. Baptized Septimeus and Dexter children of Septimeus 

Witter and Anna his wife. 
29th August 1805. Baptized Rufus son of Joshua Miner and Patty his 

wife, she being a member of the Church in Partridgefield. 
20*^ Oct. 1805 Baptized Sophia daughter of D" Elijah H. Goodrich and 

his wife. 
27"' Oct. 1805 Baptized by Rev'^. J. Leland Daniel, Stephen, Bushnel, 

Noah, Sally and James Children of Ebn^. Paine and Kesiah his wife. 
3rd Nov. 1805. Baptized Almira Daughter of Isaac Bassett and Mary his 

wife. Baptized also Minervy Daughter of John Adams and Prudence 

his wife. Baptized also Henry Bliss son of Stephen Taylor and 
his wife. She being a member of the Church in Chester- 
15*^ Dec 1805. Baptized Aaron Eaton son of Artemas Thompson and 

Hepzibah his wife. 
17^ August 1806. Baptized Sophrona Daughter of Septimeus Witter and 

Anna his wife. 
5«' Oct. 1806 Baptized Abigail Wife of Samuel Wing. 
8^^ Oct. 1806 Baptized at a lecture attended at Brother Seth Wing's 

Hannah, Salmon Hows, and Phebe children of Thomas Mathews, 

also Baptized Lucy daughter of James Wing and Lydia his wife. 
9*^ April 1807 Fast day Baptized Isaac Edwards son of Isaac Bassett 

and Mary his wife. 
12*^ April 1807 Baptized Melinda Daughter of Samuel Wing and his wife. 
1^^ June 1807 Baptized Nancy Cordelia Daughter of Chester Moody and 

his wife, 
G"' Sept. 1807 Baptized Warren Allen son of Caleb Street and Bathshe- 

bah his wife and Elijah son of Ebn"^ Payn and Kesiah his wife. 
25^^^ Oct. 1807 Baptized Louisa Daughter of Caleb Knight and Anna his 

29*^ Oct 1807 At a public lecture Baptized Hannah and Lucina Daugh- 
ters of Lemuel Parsons and Abagail his wife, 
jgth ]>^Qy 1307 Baptized Mercy Daughter of Samuel Wing and Abagail 

his wife. 
26*^ June 1808 Baptized Lemuel Parsons Jr, Walter Tracy, Ebenezer 

Payn Jr and Leonard Dresser. 
24*^ July 1808 Baptized Lucy Daughter of Ichabod Post and Adosha his 

9*^ Oct. 1808. Baptized Julia Eliza Daughter of D" Elijah H Goodrich 

and his wife. Also Baptized Dolly Daughter of Artemas Thompson 

and Hepzibah his wife. 
6*^ Nov. 1808 Baptized Lydia wife of Samuel Mathews — William son 

of D" Isaac Bassett and Mary his wife. Also Julia Anna Daughter 

of John Adams and Prudence his wife. 
7"' May 1809. Baptized Lucinda Delphia Daughter of Chester Moody 
and Nancy his wife. 

1903.] Baptismal Records of Hinsdale. 291 

4*^ June 1809 Baptized A. Denis son of Thomas Mathews and 

wife. Also Martha Caroline Daughter of Asa Peirce and Caroline 

his wife. 
2"^^ July 1809 Baptized W" Richards and Achsah Richards children of 

Salmon Bixby and Betsey his wife. 
13*^ August 1809 Baptized Joseph Knight & Phebe Morse children of 

Joseph Bellows &, Lucy his wife. 
20*^ August 1809 Baptized Marcus Lion Son of Job Bestow & his wife. 
11*^ March 1810 Baj^tized Mary, Samuel Smith, John, James Lockert & 

Jane children of John Watson & Susanna his wife. 

15 April 1810 Baptized Cynthia Lucrecia Daughter of Eben^ Payn Jr 

& Deli oh t his wife 

25 April 1810 Baptized James Watkins son of Elnathan Wing & Han- 
nah his wife. 

3*^ May at a public lecture, Baptized Lydia, & Oliver Elsworth Children 
of Sam' Mathews & Lydia his wife. 

22^^'^ July 1810 Baptized Wilhelmina Daughter of D" Elijah H Good- 
rich & his wife. 

2"*^ Sept 1810 Baptized Philander son of Samuel Wing & Abigail his wife. 

28*^ Oct 1810 Baptized Nancy Maria, Christopher Gore & Eb'enezer 
Witter children of Christoplier Crary & Polly his wife. Also Bap- 
tized Munson son of Caleb Street & his wife 

19 May 1811 Baptized John Leland Shermon son of Artemas Thomp- 
son & Hepzibah his wife Also Charles King son of Walter Tracy 
& wife. 

9 June 1811 Baptized Samuel Davis son^of Joseph Bellows & his wife 

Also Baptized Dexter Chauncey son of Eben*" Payn Jr & Delight his 

23*^ June 1811 Baptized Hannah Elvira Daughter of John Adams & 

Prudence his wife. Also Baptized Catherine B Daughter of Ches- 
ter Moody &, Nancy his wife 
7 July 1<S11 Baptized James son of Thomas Mathews & wife 
1 Sept 1811 Baptized Isaac Austin, son of D" Isaac Bassett & Mary his 

wife. Also Baptized Lyman Kinny son of Eben'^ Payn & Kesiah his 

27 Oct. 1811 Baptized Edwin Noise son of Oliver P Colt & Mary hie 


3 Nov. 1811 Baptized Cynthia Daughter of Lemuel Parsons & Achsah 

his wife 
26Jan^'1812 Baptized Anna Louisa, Daughter of Caleb Knight & Anna 
his wife. 

10 May 1812 Baptized Warren Worthington son of Asa Peirce &, Caro- 

line his Wife. 
24 May 1812 Ikptized Samuel son of W" Holland & Polly his Wife. 

5 July 1812 Baptized Polly Parsons 

16 August 1812 Almira Daughter of Sam' Mathews & Lydia his wife 

was Baptized by Rev. ]\Ir Leland. 

6 Sept. 1812 J'.aptized Eunice Wite of I^ Alxd Kittredge 

23 May 18 K] Baptized Louisa Delight Daughter of Eben"^ Payn & D^ 

light his Wife 
27 June 1813 Baptized Electa Daughter of Thomas Mathews & Wife 

4 July 1813 Baptized Almira Daughter of Isaac Bassett & Mary his 

wife — Juliaette Daughter of Asa Peirce & Caroline his wife. 
& Lorenzo son of Salmon Bixby & Betsey his wife 

292 Baptismal Records of Hinsdale, [July, 

4 July 1813 Baptized Christopher son of Lemuel Parsons & Achsah his 

Wife & George son of Oliver Colt & Mary his wife 

5*^ Sept 1813 Baptized Martha Philura Daughter of George McElwain 

adopted child of John Putnam & Philura his Wife. Also Baptized 

John son of John Putnam & Philura his Wife. 
26 Sept : 1813 Baptized by Rev Jonathan Nash, Setli Kellogg, Maryan, 

Lucy Lucretia, Philena Lomira, & Sophia Francis, Children of Shubal 

Otis & Phimelia his Wife. 
Z^ Oct. 1813 Baptized Benjamin Franklin, Judith Shead, Mary Worthing- 

ton, & Eunice Chamberlin, Children of Abel Kittredge & Eunice 

his Wife. 

20 March 1814 Baptized Josiah son of Josiah Pomroy & Ruth his Wife. 
1** May 1814 Baptized Hiram, Walter, John, & Nelson sons of Widow 

Monika Richard. Also Baptized Elvira Daughter of Eben'^ L Payn 
& Kesiah his Wife. 

22 May 1814 Baptized by Rev. Theo^« Hinsdale, William G. son 

of Walter Tracy & Mercy his Wife. 

23 March 1815 Baptized Lucius son of D" Isaac Bassett & Mary his 

Wife. This child being apparently near to Death was baptized at 
D" Bassetts house. 

21 May 1815 Baptized Samuel son of Widow Lydia Mathews. 

25 June 1815 Baptized Sophronia Daughter of D^ Abel Kittredge & 

Eunice his wife. 
10 Sept 1815 Baptized Sarah Louisa grand Daughter of Elisha Wing & 

Wife and given up by them in baptism. 
15 Oct. 1815 Baptized Hariot Daughter of Asa Peirce & Caroline his 


5 Nov 1815 Baptized Elizabeth Daughter of Salmon Bixbee & Betsey 

his wife. Also Lucrecia Daughter of Oliver P Colt & Mary his wife. 

4 April 1816 Baptized Mary Louisa Daugter of D" Isaac Bassett & Mary 
his wife. 

29*^ Decern'' 1816 David Russell son of John Adams and Prudence his 
wife. Elbridge son of Asa Pierce and Caroline his wife. Ezra Bing- 
ham son of Walter Tracy & Mercy his Wife Baptized by the Rev. 
Caleb Knight 

13*^ Feb^ 1817 Clementine Mitchel, Joseph Billing, Julias Lyman, 
George Oscar, children of Julias Bartlett. Orlinda [Orlander] Cur- 
tis, George Morris, Sophronia Angeline Elizabeth and Eunice chil- 
dren of William Clark Baptized by the Rev. Gordon Dorrance, 

4*^ May 1817 Ruth Melantha, Abigail Morton Mesenger, Children of 
Julias Bartlett Baptized by the Rev Caleb Knight. 

30^^ June 1816 Elanor Daughter of Josiah Pomeroy and Ruth his Wife. 
Baptized by the Rev. Theodore Hinsdale 

9th -^Qy 1817 Baptized Melinda, Obadiah, Maria, Lam'a, Sally Dickson, 
and Martha Jane Children of Timothy McElwain and Zilpah his wife. 

Nov 9*^ 1817. Baptized, Addison, Martha, Betsey, Cynthia, Henry and 
Hiram Children of Daniel Merriman and Sally his wife. 

Feb 1. 1818 Baptized Emeline Ruhamah infant child of Chester Moody 
and Nancy his wife 

March 8*^^ 1818 Baptized Samuel infant child of Samuel Wales and Es- 
ther his wife. 

1903.] Baptismal Becords of Hinsdale, 293 

April 26 1818 Baptized by Rev. Jonathan Nash Harriet, Mariah, and 

John, Children of Selden Spencer and Lucy his wife 
June 9*^^ 1818 Baptized at his house by particular request, Francis and 

Franklin, infant children of Asa Peirce and Caroline his wife. 
June 28 1818 Baptized Flora Minerva infant child of Rev. W^" A Haw- 
ley aud Debby A his wife. 
July 5 1818 Baptized Loren Cutler infant child of W™ Clark and Olive 

his wife. 
August 2. 1818 Baptized Charles James, infant son of D'" Abel Kittredge 

and Eunice his wife. 
Sept. 6. 1818 Baptized, Mary Parks, Lysander Manning [?] Children 

of Festus Francis and Abigal his wife Also Baptized Rebecca 

Wright, Electa Babcock, Sally Pearse, Roxana Loomis and Dolly 

Nov. 15*^ 1818 Baptized George infant son of Selden Spencer and Lucy 

his wife Also Austin infant son of Zena Wing and his wife. 

June 20*^ 1819 Baptized Clarisa infant daughter of Walter Tracy and 

Mercy his wife — also — Zilpha infant Daughter of Lemuel Parsons 

and his wife. 

July 18 1819 Baptised Mira and Maryann infant Children of William 

Hinsdale and Judith his wife. 
August 17^^^ 1819 Baptised Asa, and Caroline, infant children of Mr Asa 

Peirce and Caroline his wife. 
Oct. 24*^ 1819 William infant child of William Clark and Olive his wife 

baptised by Rev. Jonathan Nash. 
Oct. 31®* 1819 Baptised Henry Kirke infant son of Hervey White and 

Sally his wife. 
Nov. 7*^. 1819 Baptised Sarah Jane, infant daughter of Oliver P Colt 

and Mary his wife. 
Jan. 23*^ 1820 Baptised Cordelia Noble infant daughter of James Porter 

and Laurinda his wife. 
March 19*^^ 1820 Baptised Sarah infant daughter of Josiah Pomeroy and 

Ruth his wife by Rev. Mr Shelden 
April 2"*^ 1820 Baptised James infant son of Selden Spencer and Lucy 

his wife Also David infant son of David McElwain and Nancy his 

June 25*^^' 1820 Baptised Pleadase [?] Mariah, infant daughter of Mr 

Philip Meacham and Lydia his wife, also Joanna -Abby infant child of 

Mr Calvin Goldthait and his wife. 

August 13*^ 1820 Baptised Theron infant son of Samuel Wales and Es- 
ther his wife. 
Oct. l«t 1820 Baptised William infant son of W" A. Hawley and Debby 

Aurelia his wife Also Mylo infant son of Zera Wing and 

his wife. 
Oct 18*^ 1820 Baptised Harriet, Betsey and Joel children of Widow Abi- 
gal Haskins 
Oct. 23^^ 1820 Baptised by Rev. P^. Jennings Charles Edward, infant son 

of .Julius Bartlett and P^liza his wife. 
June S""*^ 1821 Baptised Ira Dwight infant son of Salmon Bixbee and 

Betsey his wife Also Maria infant daughter of Lemuel Parsons. 
Sept. 2*'. 1821 Baptized Charles Thomjjsou son of Joseph B Smith and 

Eunice his wife. 

294 Baptismal Records of Hinsdale, [July, 

Oct. 14"^ 1821 Baptised Julia and Eliza infant daughters of Selden Spen 

cer and Lucy his wife. 
Dec. 2*^ 1821. Charlotte Nash infant daughter of James Porter and Lau 
rinda his wife, baptised by Rev Gordon Dorrance. 

March 17"^ 1822. Baptised Austin Hervey, infant son of Hervey White 
and Sally his wife. 

May 12*^^ 1822. Baptised Eliza infant daughter of Abial Cady and Abi- 
gail his wife. 

May 19^^^ 1822. Baptised Rufus Payn infant son of David McElwain and 
Nancy his wife. 

May 26*^ 1822 Baptized Nathaniel infant son of Samuel Wales and Es- 
ther his wife. 

June 16*^ 1822 Baptised William infant son of William Hinsdale and Ju- 
dith his wife. 

June 30*^^' 1822 Rev. Mr Jennings baptised Monica Semantha, Sally Lou- 
isa, Amelia Adaline, Azubah Caroline, Asa Selden and Fidelia Dian- 
tha, children of Elisha Jones and his wife. 

July 14*^^ 1822. Baptised Emaline, Henry, Alice King, and Abigail Chil- 
dren of Daniel Briggs and Abigail his wife. 

July 2P* 1822. Baptised Nancy Ophelia, infant daughter of Rev. W" A. 
Hawley and Debby A. his wife. 

August 4. 1822 Rev. Mr Dorrance baptised Maria daughter of Mrs Phebe 
E Allen by her first husband Mr Howard deceased and also James, 
Charles, Lewis and Silva Colt, children of Thomas Allen Esq. and 
Phebe E. his wife. 

Oct 6. 1822 Baptised Jonathan infant son of Hezekiah Russ and Mary 

Nov. 17*^ 1822 Baptised Azel Eliott infant son of Julius Bartlett and 
Eliza his wife. 

April 6*^ 1823 Baptized Lucy infant daughter of Selden Spencer and 
Lucy his wife. 

July 13^^ 1823. Baptised John infant son of Mr Oliver Colt and Mary 
his wife. 

July 27^^^ 1823 Baptised Malina infant daughter of Mr Zera Wing and 
his wife. 

April 18*^^ 1824 Baptized Selden infant son of Selden Spencer and Lucy 
his wife 

May 9*^^ 1824. Rev. Mr Jennings Baptised Ann Maria infant daughter of 
Noah Payn and Dolly his wife. 

June 13*^^ 1824 Baptised Debby Aurelia infant daughter of William A 
Hawley and Debby Aurelia his wife. 

June 27*'^ 1824 Baptised John infant son of William Clark and Olive his 
wife, Abigail Jane infant daughter of Abial Cady and Abigail his 
wife, and Fanny Bestow daughter of Widow Lucy Lathrop. 

July 4*^ 1824 Baptized Lydia Merinda infant daughter of John R Hub- 
bard and Merinda his wife. 

July 8*^ 1824 Baptised Lucretia Maria, George Marsh, Curtiss Convass, 
Henry, Sarah Boltwood, Lorenza and Eunice Smith, Children of 
Eleazer Cady Jun^. and Mary his wife. 

Nov. 14*^^ 1824. Baptized Elizabeth infant daughter of William Hinsdale 
and Judith his wife, also Fordyce infant son of James Porter and 
Laurinda his wife. 

Dec. 12"^ 1824 Baptized Esther infant daughter of Samuel Wales and 
Esther his wife. 

1903.] Baptismal Records of Hinsdale. 295 

July 10 1825. Baptized William Howard infant son of Julius Bartlett and 
Eliza his wife. 

Dec. 4"^ 1825 Baptised William Edward infant son of Adison Merriman 
and Prudence his wife. 

April 30^^ 1826. Baptized Harriet Loisa infant daughter of Eleazer Cada 
Jun, and Mary his wife. 

May 14*^ 1826. Rev. Mr Jennings baptised Sarah infant daughter of 
Hervey White and Sarah his wife. 

June 18. 1826 Baptized Lemuel infant son of Lemuel Parsons and Achsa 
his wife, 

July 9. 1826. Baptised Sophia, Azubah, Climena and Charles Almeron, 
children of Julius Morgan and his wife, Harriet infant 

daughter of Abial Cady and Abigail his wife, and Austin Merrick in- 
fant son of Elijah A Wentworth and Caroline his wife. 

August 27* 1826. Baptised Laurinda Bridgeman, infant daughter of 
James Porter and Laurinda his wife. 

Sept. 24*^^ 1826. Baptized Benjamin Ruggles infant son of William A 
Hawley and Debby Aurelia his wife. 

Oct 28* 826 Baptized Laurira infant daughter of Samuel Wales and 
Esther his wife. 

March 11* 1827 Rev. J M Brewster baptized William Franklin, infant 
son of William Hinsdale and Judith his wife 

April 8* 1827 Baptised by Rev. Bancroft Fowler [?] Sylvester infant son 
of Epaphras Curtiss and Orpha his wife. 

July P* 1827 Baptised Martha Wing, Diana, and William Nathan, chil- 
dren of Nathan Wing Fay and Lovisa his wife, John Putnam, Fred- 
erick Curtiss, George and Samuel Lucius, children of John Kittredge 
and Mary his wife. James Otis and Mary Eliza children of Widow 
Ora Mosley. Lucy Ann and Eunice children of Jason Parsons and 
Harriet his wife, and Anna Bordman infant children of Zera Wing 
and Triphena his wife. 

Sept 9 1827 Baptised William Samuel, son of Jonathan Burnham, adopted 
son of William Burnham, also Julia infant daughter of Henry Put- 
nam and Martha his wife. 

Nov ^^^^ 1827 Baptised Rebecca Mary Ann, child of Benjamin Dole and 
Betsey his wife. 

Nov. 18* 1827 Baptized by Mr. Brewster, Lucretia, Luther Parsons, Levi 
Abby, Julia Ann and John, children of Luther Watkins and Lovisa 
his wife. 

April 27* 1828 Baptised Asahel Eliot infant son of Julius Bartlett and 
Eliza his wife. 

May 4* 1828 Baptized Peter infant son of Lemuel Parsons and Axa his 

May 18* Baptised Lewis Dexter, Lucian, and Henry children of Oba- 
diah Brown and Polly his wife. 

June 15* 1828. Baptized John Churchill infant son of Daniel Merriman 
and Martha his wife, Mary infant daughter of Oliver P Colt and Mary 
his wife, and Milo Milton infant son of Elijah A. Wentworth and 
Caroline his wife. 

July 20* 1828. Baptised George Nelson infant son of Abial Cady and 
Abigail his wife, Andrews Taggart infant son of Addison Merriman, 
and Prudence his wife, and Edwin infant son of Epaphras Curtiss and 
Orpha his wife. 

296 Baptismal Records of Hinsdale, [July, 

Sept. 14*^ 1828 Baptised Alexander, Sarah-Amanda and Isabel, children 

of Robert Milakan and Sally his wife. 
Sept. 28*^ 1828, Baptized James infant son of Joseph White and Sophia 

his wife. 
May 24*^ 1829. Baptised William infant son of Obadiah Brown and 

Polly his wife. 
June 7*^ 1829 Baptised Merinda infant daughter of W°" A Hawley and 

Debby A. his wife, Also Julia Climena infant daughter of James 

Porter and Laurinda his wife. 
June 11^^ 1829, Baptized Charles Miller infant son of Miller A Wright, 

and Abigail his wife. This baptism was administered at the house on 

account sickness. 
June 15*^ 1829 Baptised William Lee, infant son of Mr Rufus Tinker 

and Polly his wife. This baptism was administered at the house on 

account of sickness. 
June 1 6*^ Baptised at the house George Sheldon infant son of Mr Miller 

A Wright and Abigail his wife. 
August 9*^' Baptised Henry Dwight infant son of Henry Putnam and 

Martha his wife. 
August 30*^ Baptised Olive infant daughter of William Clark and Olive 

his wife, Also Emerson infant son of Stephen Holland and Axa his 

Oct. 18*^^ Baptised Clark Spencer infant son of Daniel Merriman and 

Martha his wife. 
Nov. 15. Baptised Chester infant son of Hervey White and Sally his wife. 
May 23^*^ 1830. Baptised Solomon Ingham infant son of Zera Wing and 

Triphena his wife, Also Wallace infant son of Daniel N Warner and 

Dorrathy his wife, 
July 4*^ 1830. Baptised Silva Lucina infant daughter of Robert Milakan 

and Sally his wife, Harriet An and Aurilia Bissell children of Widow 

Harriet Hinsdale, and Mary Elizebeth infant daughter of D^ John 

Kittredge and Mary his wife. 
Sept. 5. 1830. Baptised Hellen Maria infant daughter of Asa B Par- 
tridge and Julia P his wife, and Mercy Maria infant daughter of 

Porter Cooper and Sarah Allen his wife. 
Sept. 19* 1830. Baptised Harriet Cornelia infant daughter of Benjamin 

Franklin Kittredge and Harriet his wife 
Oct. 17^^ 1830 Baptized Hellen Maria infant daught of Rufus M Wright 

and his wife Also Asa infant son of Abial Cady and Abigail 

his wife. 
May 15*^ 1831 Baptised Mary Elizebeth infant daughter of Harvey 

White and Sally his wife 
May 22. 1831 Baptised by Rev. R Hawks Daniel Watson infant son of 

Daniel Merriman and Martha his wife Also John infant son of Nathan 

W Fay and Olive his wife 
June 5*^ 1831. Baptised Mary infant daughter of Theodore Barrows and 

Clarrissa his wife, William Porter infant son of John Francis, Phe- 

nilia his wife, and Martha Ann infant daughter of Henry Putnam and 

Martha his wife. , 

Sept 18* Baptised Simon Huntington, infant son of Joseph White and 

Sophia his wife. 
Oct. 28* 1831 Baptised at the house on occasion of a public lecture, 

Julia, Elizabeth, Albertus and Monica, infant children of Mr Hiram 

Richards and Elizabeth his wife. 

[To be concluded.] 




1903.] Emigrants from Herts, England, 297 


By Walter Kendall Watkins, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

As early as 1628, religious disturbances were frequent in the county of 
Herts. The feeling is plainly shown in the incident of affixing, on the 
church door at Hemel Hampstead, a place seven miles west of St. Albans, 
the letter against forms of worship, etc., mentioned in the Register, ante, 
Vol. 55, page 298. 

In 1627, Charles Chauncey, afterwards President of Harvard College, 
became Vicar of Ware, twelve miles east of St. Albans, where he was soon 
involved with the authorities by his preachings, and was charged by 
the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, 10 Apr., 1630, with "omission of the 
Athanasius Creed, the Lesson from the Old Testament, the Litany, the 
surplice, the cross in Baptism and the Exhortation in Matrimony." 

His speeches were in praise of the Puritans, and disparagement of the 
church's authority ; in anticipation of changes between church and state, and 
of his assertions '' that some families were preparing to go to New England." 

Chauncey made answer to his accusers, and proceedings were stopped 
till 23 June, 1634, when he was again summoned — having been for a year 
or more at Marston St. Lawrence, Northamptonshire — and his trial before 
the High Commission was continued. 

At Lambeth Palace, 19 Nov., 1635, he was found guilty of opposing the 
setting up of a rail, with a kneeling bench affixed, about the communion 
table in the church at Ware, where he had returned to preach. He pleaded 
that there was a rail at Marston St. Lawrence, and some twenty church- 
wardens and parishoners testified to this fact; besides, seven clergymen 
witnessed to his being a diligent student of theology. Several of the clergy 
complained of his mode of preaching and administering the communion, 
also that strangers from other parishes frequented his Sunday afternoon 
meetings at Marston. 

11 Feb., 1635-6, he made his submisssion, in regard to his visit to Ware, 
to the High Court. Under date of 12 June, 1637, Dr. Samuel Clark wrote 
of him, to Sir John Lamb, an official of the Archdeacon of Buckingham, 
" Mr. Chauncey, whom you lately corrected in the High Commission, mends 
like sour ale in summer. He held a fast on Wednesday last, and, as I am 
informed, he with another preached some six or eight hours. The whole 
tribe of God flocked thither, some threescore from Northampton ; the Lord 
Say with his lady, honored them with their presence. The end was, as I 
am told, to join in prayer that God would deliver his servants from perse- 
cution." This prayer was answered in the case of Chauncey, and many 
others, by their emigration to New England in the winter of 1637. 

We have alluded to the religious excitement at Hemel Hampstead, and 
the probability that Rev. Robert Fordham was responsible for giving the 
town of Hempstead, Long Island, its name, and applying the name of 
Littleworth, which is a village two miles from Bedford, Herts, to a locality 
on Long Island, situated, as I am informed by Mr. William Wallace Tooker, 
the local authority, between Water Mill Post office and Southampton Vil- 
lage. Littleworth was frequently mentioned in old records, but is now 
seldom heard. 

298 Emigrants from Herts^ England, [July, 

It was at Sacomb, four miles north-west from Ware, that Philip Ford- 
ham, father of Rev. Robert Fordham, lived. The latter was born in 1603, 
was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, 3 July, 1622, at the age of 
nineteen, matriculated 1623, and received his degree of B.A. in 1625, and 
M.A. in 1629. It is likely that Robert Fordham was active in the religious 
excitement attendant on the incident at Hemel Flampstead in 1628, and the 
events in which Chauncey was prominent in Herts, as it was not till 1640 
that he came to New England, and was at Sudbury. (See Register, 
Vol. 2, p. 163.) 

Religious persecution was not the only factor in driving the people of 
Herts to other parts. It was necessary, in 1632 and succeeding years, for 
the justices of the peace for the county to take measures for the relief of 
the poor, the country being over-populated, and it was with difficulty that 
the poor obtained employment and food. 

It was, however, the ship money tax, first designed in June, 1634, and 
to which I have alluded in other communications to the Register, that in 
the succeeding four years was a cause for the emigration to New England 
of many of the people in Herts. 

In 1637 it was reported by the tax collector that Thomas Welsh, of Bish- 
op Stortford, had gone to New England. The town is about ten miles 
east of Ware, and Welsh appeared at Milford, Conn., in 1639. 

Richard Miles, of Wormley, was reported as '' gone into New England." 
He appeared in Milford in 1639. Wormley is six miles south of Ware. 

William Fowler of Powlett, Stevenage, was taxed for his lands in Pot- 
ter's Fields, and to avoid the tax he fled, and was in Milford in 1639. 
Stevenage is ten miles north-west of Ware, and seven miles from Sacomb. 
Edmund Tapps, of Bennington, went to New England, and appeared 
with the others at Milford in 1639. Bennington is eight miles north-west 
of Ware. 

From Royston, sixteen miles north of Ware, Richard Parker went to 
New England, and one of the name appears in Boston in 1638. 

Eight miles north of Ware is West Mill, a parish with a station on a 
branch railway terminating at Buntingford. 

Francis Wyman, of West Mill, made his will, 15 Sept., 1658, which was 
proved 14 Feb., following. In it he left bequests to his two sons, Francis 
and John Wyman, " which are beyond the seas." (See Register, Vol. 43, 
p. 56.) The sons were in Woburn in 1640. A reference to the parish 
register of West Mill, which begins with baptisms in 1550, marriages in 
1562, and burials in 1565, gives the following items: 

1617, " Francis Wimant and Elizabeth Richardson weare maried 1° May." 
Baptized in 1618, "Thomas y^ sonne of Francis Wymant 5 Aprilis." 
1619, " Francis ye sonn of Francis Wymant Bapt 24 of Feb^." 
1621, "John the sonne of Francis Wimant baptised Feb. 3." 
1623[4], " Richard the sonne of Francis Wymant baptised 14*^ of March." 
1626, " Elizabeth y^ daughter of Francis Wymant bapt Mar. 26." 
1628, "William the sonne of Francis Wymant was Bapt the 31"^ of Aug." 
1630, " Elizabeth y® wife of Francis Wymant buryed June y® 22." 
1630, " William, the sonne of Francis Weinant buryed July the xviii." 

Of Richardson items in the records, there are : 
Thomas Richardson of Standon and Katherine Duxford of West mill 
were married 24 Aug. 1590. 

Elizabeth y^ daughter to Thomas Richardson baptized 13 Jan. 1593. 
John son to Thomas Richardson baptized 7 Nov. 1596. 

1903.] Emigrants from Herts, England, 299 

James, y® sonne of Thomas Richardson baptized 6 Apr. 1600. 
Samuel y® sonne of Thomas Richardson baptized 22 Dec. 1602 [or 1604]. 
Margaret ye daughter of Thomas Richardson baptized 19 April 1607. 
Thomas ye sonne of Thomas Richardson baptized 3 July 1608. 

Catherine the wife of Thomas Richardson buryed the x*^^ of March 1631. 
Thomas Richardson was buryed the viii daye of January 1633. 

It would naturally be supposed that the will of Thomas Richardson would 
be found in the Commissary Court of Essex and Hertfordshire, but the 
Archdeaconry Court of Huntingdon, or that portion in the Hitchin Reg- 
istry, had jurisdiction over part of Hertfordshire, and included 77 parishes. 

The original will of Thomas Richardson of West Mill, Herts, found at 
Hitchin, reads : 

March the 4*^ Ano domini 1630. In the name of God Amen I Thomas 
Richardson of Westmill in the County of Herts, husbandman, being sick 
in bodye but of good an perfect memory thanks be to God doe make and 
ordeyne this my laste will in manner and forme following, firste. I bequeath 
my soull unto the hands of God my maker and Redeemer by whose merits 
I only truste to be saved, and my body to be buryed in the place of Chris- 
tian buryall and Touchinge my temporall goods I doe dispose of them as 

First. I gyve unto Katherine my wife duringe the tearme of her natu- 
rall life my littell close of pasture called little hunnymeade cont half an 
acre and after her decease I give the same to my sonn Samuell and his 
heyers for ever. 

Item. I give to my sonn John forty shillings to be payed to him within 
the space of three yeares next ensueing the decease of me and Katherine 
my now wife by my executor. 

Item. I give to my sonn James Twelve pence. 

Item. I give to my sonn Thomas three pounds to be payed to him with- 
in the space of fyve yeares next ensueing the decease of me and Kathy- 
rine my now wife. 

Item. I gy^Q unto Katherine my wife all my movable goods to use for 
and during the terme of her life and after her decease I gyve the same 
unto my sonn Samuel whom I doe ordeyne and make my sole executor. 
In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seal the daye and yeare 
above sayd. 

Sealed and declared Sig*" Thomas 

in the presence of us [mark] Richardson 

Richard Baker. 

Philij) Baker, 
proved 31 July 1634 at Hitchin presented by son Samuel Richardson." 

The three brothers, Ezekiel, Samuel and Thomas Richardson, are known 
as such by the will of Ezekiel, who names the other two as his l)rothers. 

Ezekiel, evidently the oldest, was the first to come to New Elngland, and 
was a planter in Charlestown in 1630. His departure previous to the 
making of the will, perhaps against his father's wishes, or possibly having 
received his share of his father's small estate, may account for the name of 
Ezekiel not appearing in the will. His baptism is not found at West 
Mill, as are the baptisms of Samuel and Thomas. 

Ezekiel probably came with Winthrop, he and his wife becoming mem- 
bers of the Charlestown church, 27 Aug., 1630. 

Thomas Richardson, baptized at West mill, 3 July, 1608, had wife Mary, 

300 Descendants of John Moore, [July, 

who joined the Charlestown church, 21 Feb., 1635-6, and he joined, 18 
Feb., 1637-8. 

Samuel presented the will of his father for probate at Hitchin, England, 
31 July, 1634. He had previously married; and had baptized, at West 
Mill, a son Samuel, 3 July, 1633, and a daughter Elizabeth, 22 May, 1635. 

Samuel Richardson's name does not appear in the Tithe Book of West 
Mill after 1635. Against Over Green, where he (and also his father, 
Thomas) lived, is written " none." It was, therefore, after that date he 
and his brother Thomas sailed for New England, with their families ; and 
we find, on 1 July, 1636, the brothers were on a committee to lay out lots 
of land in Charlestown, for hay. There is no record of the birth or bap- 
tism of a daughter Elizabeth to Samuel in Woburn, but the will of his 
wife Joanna, in 1666, mentions a daughter Elizabeth, who was probably 
the one baptized at West Mill, 22 May, 1635. 

Doubtless the register of the parish of Standon, which is but a few 
miles south of West Mill, would, if it existed, give further particulars of 
the Richardsons, or at least of Thomas who married in 1590 ; but the ear- 
liest entry to be found is 1671. Braughing, just east of West Mill, has 
a register which begins in 1563, but it gives no items of the Richardson 
name. Great and Little Hormead, north-east of West Mill, was the 
home of some of the Wymans in the past, but there are no traces of 
the Richardsons there. Just east of this locality is the border of Essex, 
and there are many of the name in that county, though the name is com- 
mon in all the counties of England. From Nazing, Essex, about ten miles 
from West Mill, came John Eliot, the apostle, and many of the settlers of 
Roxbury, Mass. 



By Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass. 

Many Moores from England, Scotland and Ireland came to New Eng- 
land, and among the earlier of these settlers was John Moore of Sudbury, 
the father of numerous descendants. These have settled, as a rule, in 
middle and western Massachusetts, though two branches have left the State, 
one to go to Maine and one to Connecticut. 

The name was spelled in various ways by various members: Moore, 
Moor, More and Moors, never Mooar, but for the sake of uniformity the 
spelling Moore will be retained throughout this article. 

1. JoHN^ Moore bought a house and land of Edmund Rice in 1642, 
in that part of Sudbury which afterwards became Wayland. He 
took the oath of fidelity on July 9, 1 645. He married, in Sud- 
bury, Elizabeth, daughter of Philemon Whale, who outlived him. 
On August 25, 1668, he made his will, in which he refers to his 
" age." He died Jan. 6, 1673-4, and his will was probated April 7, 
1674 (Worcester Co. Probate, 10921). He mentions his sons John, 
of Lancaster, William, Jacob, Joseph, to whom he leaves his house, 
and Benjamin ; also his daughters Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice, 
Mary, wife of Daniel Stone, and Lydia, wife of James Cutler. His 

1903.] Descendants of John Moore, 301 

widow Elizabeth was named as Executrix. The inventory of his 
estate showed a valuation of £804 : 7 : 0. She died Dec. 14, 1690. 
Children : 

2. i. John. 2 

ii. William. In 1664 he bought land in Sudbury of Thomas Beesbeech 
of Marshfleld (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 3, p. 87), and in 1679 
he sold forty-eight acres in four pieces to his brother Benjamin 
(Middlesex Co.l)eeds, Vol. 10, p. 92). 

iii. Mary, m. (1) Sept, 8, 1661, Richard Ward, who was drowned March 
31, 1666; m. (2) Dea. Daniel Stone. 

iv. Lydia, b. June 24, 1643 ; m. (1) May 3, 1664, Samuel Wright, who 
d. Aug. 21, the same year; m. (2) June 15, 1665, James Cutler. 

3. V. Jacob, b. Apr. 28, 1645. 

4. vi. Joseph, b. Oct. 21, 1647. 

6. vii. Benjamin, b. perhaps Dec. 13, 1648. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1649. 

2. JoHN^ Moore (John^) was born before his parents settled in Sudbury. 

On the " 11**^ first mo 1653 " he became a proprietor of Lancaster, 
but the next year he returned to Sudbury, and married first, Nov. 
16, 1654, Anne, daughter of John and Sarah Smith of that town. 
She died at child-birth, in Lancaster, on Mar. 10, 1670-1; and he 

married second, Judith . John Moore was a prominent and 

wealthy man, who held various town offices, and in 1689 was repre- 
sentative from Lancaster to the General Court. In 1700 he deeded 
bis land, with the exception of his house, to his adopted son, Benja- 
min Bellows, in return for support of himself and his wife Judith for 
the remainder of their lives. He died before 1702, for in that year 
the inventory of his estate was taken, though his nuncupative will 
was not proved until Nov. 26, 1703. 
Children : 

i. Marie, ^ b. Dec. 4, 1655, in Lancaster; d. Sept. 26, 1705. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 27, 1657. 

iii. Lydia, b. Apr. 6, 1660. 

6. iv. John, b. Apr. 7, 1662. 

V. Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1664. 
vi. Anne, b. July 17, 1666. 

7. vii. Jonathan, b. May 16, 1669. 
viii. Maria, b. Mar. 10. 1670-1. 

3. Jacob'^ Moore (John^) was born in Sudbury, Apr. 28, 1645. He 

married. May 29, 1667, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Looker, or 
Loker, of Sudbury. In 1678, Henry Looker deeded his whole 
estate, " for love," to his son and daughter Jacob and P^lizabeth 
Moore (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 10, p. 93); and Jacob, in 1697, 
deeded the same, which consisted of one hundred and thirtv acres, 
to his eldest son Jacob, for a like consideration (Middlesex Co. 
Deeds, Vol. 37, p. 517). A few months later, he also ^ave Jacob 
one half of his homestead farm (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 37, p. 
521). In 1716, Jacob disposed of the rest of his property, dividing 
it between his other sons, Samuel, Daniel, Jonathan, James, Richard 
and Nathaniel (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 18, pp. 137, 138, 139, 
206, 237). 
Chihlren : 

i. Jacob, 3 b. in 1668 (?) in Sudbury; living in 1607. 

8. ii. KiciiARD, b. Sept. 12, 1670. 
iii. John, b. Dec. 18, 1673. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1675. 

302 Descendants of John Moore, [July, 

9. V. Nathaniel, b. June 21, 1678. 

vi. Hannah, b. July 18, 1680. 

vii. Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1681-2; d. Feb. 9, 1682. 

viii. Sarah, b. Mar. 3, 1684. 

10. ix. Daniel, b. Apr. 13, 1686 or 7. 

11. X. Samuel, b. July 15, 1689. 

12. xi. James. 

13. xii. Jonathan. 

4. Joseph^ Moore (Joh'n}) was born in Sudbury, Oct. 21, 1647. He 

married first, Lydia Hayward ; and married second, some time after 

he made his will in 1718-9, Ruth . He died Jan. 2, 1725-6, 

and his will was proved the same year, though there was no provi- 
sion in it for his widow, Ruth. She finally consented to the will, 
because her sons Benjamin and John had promised to make satisfac- 
tory provision for her maintenance. The will mentions his sons 
Benoney, Joseph, Thomas, Benjamin, John and Obediah, and his 
daughters Hannah Gleason, Elizabeth Rice, Mary and Lydia. 
Children : 

14. i. Benoni,^' b. Apr. 14, 1669. 

15. ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 1, 1670, in Sudbury. 

iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 2, 1673 ; m. Feb. 17, 1705, Joseph Gleason. 

iv. Thomas, b. Dec. 9, 1676. His estate was settled in 1727, and his 
brothers and sisters, Benjamin, John, Mary, Lydia, Elizabeth and 
Hannah, inherited. His brother Joseph administered (Middlesex 
Co. Probate, 10958). 

V. Benjamin, b. May 5, 1679. 

vi. Mary, b. May 7, 1681. 

16. vii. John, b. May 8, 1683. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1685; m. Dec. 27, 1716, Henry Eice. 
ix. Lydia, b. Jan. 5, 1687. 

X. Obediah. His estate was settled in 1726, his brother Thomas ad- 
ministering (Middlesex Co. Probate, 10945.) 

5. Benjamin'-^ Moore (John^) was born in Sudbury, perhaps on Dec. 

13, 1648. He married, Nov. 11, 1686, Dorothy Wright, who died 
Oct. 20, 1717. In 1726, Benjamin Moore, Senior, divided his land 
between his sons William, Edward, Hezekiah, Uriah and Peter 
(Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 27, p. 224; Vol. 28, pp. 420, 423 ; Vol. 
29, p. 107 ; and Voh 45, p. 415). 
Children ; 

I. DoROTHY,3 b. Sept. 18, 1687. 

II. Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1688. 

iii. Prudence, b. July 14, 1690; d. young. 

17. iv. William. 

18. V. Peter. 

19. vi. Edward. 

20. vii. Hezekiah, b. Sept. 13, 1696. 

21. viii. Uriah. 

ix. Comfort, b. Feb, 8, 1703. In 1730, William, Edward, Hezekiah and 
Uriah sell laud to Caleb Johnson, of Framingham, for him to use 
for the support of their sister Comfort during her life, and for her 
decent burial, since she is unable to care for herself (Middlesex 
Co. Deeds, Vol. 42, p. 702). 

X. Prudence, b. Jnly 22, 1704; m. Dec. 18, 1732, Mark Vose. 

xi. Benjamin. Perhaps a son, who m. in 1728, Zerviah Moore. 

6. JoHN^ Moore (/o/m,^ John}) was born in Lancaster, Apr. 7, 1662. 

He married first, Aug. 23, 1683, Mary, daughter of Job and Mary 
Whitcomb of Lancaster ; and married second, in Concord, Jan. 1, 
1697-8, Hasadiah, daughter of Jonas and Lydia Fairbank of Lan- 

1903.] Descendants of John Moore, 303 

caster. He was a large land owner in Lancaster, but during the 
later years of his life he deeded this land to his sons, and moved to 
Bolton, where he died in 1740. In 1732, he deeded fifty acres of 
the south part of his farm to his eldest son John, in " Consideration 
of What Labour he hath Done on a piece of Land which I have 
Given to my Son Joshua Moor." This labor was building a house 
and barn. He also gave him eighty acres at Wadaquadock Hill 
(Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 8, p. 143). The same year, he deeded land 
to his " Second son ffairbank Moor " (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 7, 
p. 366). His estate was administered by John Moor, Jr., and was 
valued at £624 : 6 : 6. This was divided between the widow Hasa- 
diah, and the two daughters Hasadiah, wife of Andrew Mcllwain, 
and Lydia, wife of Samuel Gibbs (Worcester Co. Probate, 41411). 
Children, perhaps all by second wife ; 

22. i. John.* 

23. ii. Fairbank. 

24. iii. Joshua. 

iv. Hasadiah, m. Andrew Mcllwain. 

V. Lydia, m. Apr. 6, 1732, Samuel Gibbs. 

vi. Martha, who is given as a daughter of John Moore on the author- 
ity of Mansfield's History of the Kathan Family; m. Capt. John 
Kathan of Dummerstou, Vt., about 1727; d. in Dummerston, 
Sept. 22, 1766, aged about 62 years. 

7. Jonathan^ Moore i^John^ John^) was born in Lancaster, May 16, 

1669. He lived in Bolton, though the baptisms of several of his 
children were recorded in Lancaster. His wife's name was Han- 
nah. In 1732-3, Jonathan deeded land to his son Oliver, which 
had come to him from his father John (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 
4, p. 31). In 1740 he deeded to his son Abraham, "who lives 
with me," land and his new house and barn (Worcester Co. Deeds, 
Vol. 14, p. 468). On Dec. 1, 1741, he made his will ; and on Feb. 
6, following, he died in Bolton. His will mentions all his children, 
and his brother John (Worcester Co. Probate, 41427). His wife 
Hannah died in Bolton, May 1, 1765, leaving a will in which she 
mentions all her children excej^t Isaac, who had died (Worcester 
Co. Probate, 41377). 

Children : 

i. Zerviah'* or Sophia, b. in 1700 ; m. July 28, 1720, Benjamin Hough- 

25. ii. Joseph, bapt. in 1708, in Lancaster, 
iii. Jonathan, bapt. in 1708, in Lancaster; m. Apr. 19, 1727, Mary 

Wheeler; d. Dec. 10, 1795, in Bolton, aged about 92. Will in 
Worcester Co. Probate, 41431. 

26. iv. Oliver, bapt. in 1708, in Lancaster. 
V. Maria, bapt. in 1708, in Lancaster; m. Dec. 2, 1725, in Harvard, 

Thomas Houghton of Lancaster, 
vi. Hannah, bapt. May 21, 1710; m. Dec. 17, 1730, Jonathan Powers, 
vii. Amos, bapt. Aug. 17, 1712; d. before 1740. 
viii. Dinah, bapt. Feb. 28, 1713-4; m. Oct. 4, 1732, Jabcz Bearaan. 

27. ix. Abraham, bapt. Mar. 31, 1716-7. 

28. X. Isaac, Uwins, bapt. Sept. 6, 1719. 


5. Richard^ Moore {Jacoh^ John}) was born in Sudbury, Sept. 12, 

1670. He married Mary, daughter of Samuel and Mary Collins 
of Middletown, Conn. He lived for a time in Necdham, but on 

304 Descendants of John Moore, [July, 

June 6, 1714, he sold his farm of two hundred and sixty acres in 
the south part of the town, and in August bought a house and 
land in Oxford, of Samuel Hagburn (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. I., 
pp. 33, 35). He afterward bought much land in Oxford (Worces- 
ter Co. Deeds, Vol. I, pp. 30, 31, 33), and finally became the largest 
landowner in the southern part of that town. He was the second 
licensed inn-holder, the first Justice of the Peace, and also the first 
Representative. He was also Town Clerk, Selectman and Treas- 
urer. His wife died July 12, 1760; and he died November 19, 
1767, aged 96. 
Children : 

i. Sybilla,* b. Sept. 2, 1694, in Sudbury; m. Ebenezer Chamberlain 
of Oxford. There is an interesting letter in the History of Ox- 
ford from Sybilla Chamberlain. 

ii. Abigail, b. July 23, 1696. 

29. iii. Collins, b. Oct. 17, 1698. 

30. iv. Isaac, b. June 11, 1700. 

31. V. Elijah, b. Mar. 14, 1701-2. 
vi. Susanna, b. Dec. 26, 1703. 

32. vii. Abijah, b. Dec. 22, 1705. 

33. viii. Richard, b. Jan. 10, 1708. 
ix. Mary, b. May 15, 1710. 

9. Nathaniel^ Moore {Jacoh,'^ John^) was born in Sudbury, June 21, 
1678. He married in Sudbury, Feb. 10, 1701-2, Grace Rice. He 
bought land in Worcester in 1732 (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 4, p. 
369), and moved there with all his children. His wife was dis-' 
missed to the church in Worcester, June 14, 1747* He died Nov. 
25, 1761. 
Children : 

i. Mary,4 b. Dec. 20, 1702, in Sudbury. 

ii. Sarah, b. July 2, 1704. , 

iii. Henry, b. Jan. 10, 1706 ; lived at French River in Worcester. In 
1730 his father, Nathaniel, administered his estate, valued at 
^552 : 9 : 0. The settlement of tliis estate is very interesting, 
for the docket contains many bills for the funeral expenses, 
such as gloves, etc. Ten shillings are receipted for by Thomas 
Starns, " which was due me for making his cofing" (Middlesex 
Co. Probate, 1091 Ii). 

iv. Judith, b. Feb. 12, 1708. 

V. Grace, b. July 7, 1709. In 1733 she received land from her father 
for her support (Worcester Co. Deeds. Vol. 4, p. 370). 

vi. Elizabeth, b. June 23, 1711; m. Phiuehas Hayward. 

vii. Eleanor, b. Feb, 16, 1713. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 31, 1715; m. Mehitable ; d. July 19, 1811, 

without issue. 

10. Daniel* Moore {Jacoh^^ Johri^) was born in Sudbury, Apr. 13, 1686 
or 7. He married, Feb. 1, 1708-9, Mary Whitney. His children were 
born in Sudbury. In 1769, Daniel, being "advanced in age," made 
his will, which was not proved until 1773 (Middlesex Co. Probate, 
10898). He mentions his sons Daniel and Israel, the children of 
his daughter Abigail Learned, and his daughters Mary Billing and 
Eunice Underwood. His wife, Mary, died Apr. 18, 1753. 
Children : 

1. A child,* b. Dec. 12, 1709; d. Dec. 16, 1709. 
ii. Abigail, b. Oct. 18, 1713 ; m. in 1737, Edward Learned of Sherborn. 
iii. Mary, b. Mar. 20, 1714; m. Jan. 27, 1740, Timothy Billings of 

L903.] Descendants of John Moore, 305 

vi. Eunice, b. July 14, 1719; m. Underwood. 

vii. Isaac, b. Sept. 18, 1724. 

35. viii. Israel, b. Sept. 18, 1724. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. July 24, 1728. 

.1. Samuel^ Moore {Jacob^ ,Tohn}) was born in Sudbury, about 1689. 
He married, Dec. 8, 1714, Sarah Haynes. He moved to Framing- 
ham, and the facts of his life may be found in Barry's history of 
that town. 
Children : 

i. Dorothy,'* b. Sept. 6, 1715. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 24, 1717. Perhaps the Elizabeth Moor, single 
woman, of Framingham, wtiose nuncupative will, leaving her 
property to her son Daniel Taylor of Roxbury, was proved in 
1795 (Middlesex Co. Probate, 10906). Inventory ^30 : 18 : 8. 

iii. Hannah, b. May 31, 1719. 

iv. Susanna, b. May 13, 1721, in Framingham. 

V. Mary, b. May 14, 1722-3; m. Jan. 15, 1746, Samuel Clark of Sher- 

vi. Thankful, b. Feb. 10, 1724-5; m. Nov. 1, 1749, Robert Home. 

vii. Samuel, b. Mar. 30, 1727; d. young. 

viii. JosiAH, b. Apr. 10, 1729. 

ix. Martha, b. Mar. lY, 1730-1. 

X. Sarah, b. Apr. 12, 1732. 

36. xi. Peter, b. June 6, 1734. 
xii. Samuel, b. May 11, 1740. 

2. James^ Moore {Jacoh^ John}). His birth is not recorded in Sud- 

bury. He married, Mar. 4, 1718-9, Comfort Rice of Worcester, and 
settled in South Sudbury, where his first child was born. In 1725 
he was living in Worcester, following his trade of blacksmith. His 
land in Worcester was in part bought from his brother Nathaniel. 
In 1756, his son Asa administered his estate (Worcester Co. Pro- 
bate, 41401); and the widow's estate was administered in 1765 
(Worcester Co. Probate, 41320). 
Children : 

37. i. AsA,4 b. Oct, 23, 1719, in Sudbury. 

ii. Ruben, b. Nov. 8, 1721, in Worcester; m. Abigail , and had 

issue. In 1757 his estate was administered, insolvent (Worcester 
Co. Probate, 41561). 

iii. Increase, b. Feb. 24, 1723. In 1750 he received twenty acres of 
his father's farm (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 30, p. 346). He m. 

Lydia , but died without issue. His brothers and sisters 

were his heirs (Worcester Co. Probate, 41387). 

iv. Azubah, b. Mar. 22, 1726; ra. John Fisk. 

V. Silas, b. Mar. 22, 1727-8; d. June 1, 1729. 

vi. Paul, b. Nov. 22, 1729-30. 

vii. Silas, b. Jan. 24, 1731-2 ; d. of small pox, June 10, 1777. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. May 17, 1734. 

Ix. Sarah, b. about 1736; d. June 3, 1765. 

X. James, b. June 20, 1741. 

xi. Daniel, mentioned in the administration of the estate of his father. 

3. Jonathan' Moore {Jacoh^ John^) married Mary . His es- 

tate, valued at £1780: 09: OG^ was administered in 1732 by his 
widow Mary (Worcester Co. Probate, 4142G; guardiansliip of the 
children, Worcester Co. Probate, 41450). 
Children : 

i. Eliphalet,* b. about 1722. 
VOL. LVII. 21 

306 Descendants of John Moore. [July, 

ii. ASAEL, b. about 1723. 
iii. Jonathan. 
iv. Mary, b. about 1728. 
V. JuDAH, b. about 1730. 

14. Benoni^ Moore {Joseph,'' Johi^). His birth is in Middlesex County 

records, and he is mentioned in his father's will. He married, Dec. 
13, 1698, Mehitable, daughter of Samuel Allis of Hatfield. He was 
at that time of Deerfield, but about 1703 he moved to Hatfield, and 
afterwards, having been granted a tract of land in Northfield, he 
moved there in 1715. He died Nov. 18, 1753. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,'' b. Apr. 29, 1700. 

ii. Mehitable, b. Jan. 2, 1701-2. 

iii. Samuel, b. Jan. 2, 1703-4; d. June 17, 1704. 

iv. Hezekiah, b. Jan. 18, 1704-5; d. Feb. 6, 1705. 

V. Hannah, b. Dec. 25, 1706; d. Sept. 12, 1708. 

vi. Hannah, b. Sept. 22, 1708. 

vii. Samuel, b. May 15, 1712. 

viii. Mercy, b. Sept. 12, 1713. 

ix. Lediah, b. Feb. 28, 1715-6. 

X. Ruth, b. Jan. 29, 1717-8. 

15. Joseph^ Moore {Joseph,^ JoJm^) was born in Sudbury, Aug. 1, 1670. 

He married Elizabeth , who died Mar. 11, 1748-9. 

Children : 
i. Sapphira,* b. Aug. 4, 1701, in Sudbury; m. Aug. 1, 1721, John 

Woodward. ^ . 

ii. Zerviah or Zibiah, b. May 8, 1704; m. June 4, 1728, Benjamin 


38. iii. Eliab. 

39. iv. Elias, perhaps a son of Joseph. ' ^ ,^ -4. 

V Mary, perhaps a dan. of Joseph. In 1757, Mary Moore, spmster, 
of Sudbury, left a will (Middlesex Co. Probate, 10941) in which 
she gives property to lier cousins, Beulah, wife of Tliomas Allen, 
Jr., Mary, wife of David Stone, and Lydia, wife of Edward Shear- 
man, Jr. (See children of John, 15.) 

16. John'' Moore {Joseph,'^ Jokn^) was born in Sudbury, May 8, 1683. 

He married first, Abigail ; and married second, m Weston, 

Dec. 24, 1714, Deborah Allen, who died Dec. 6, 1744. 
Children by first wife : 

40. i. jAC0B,*b. July 1, 1703. ^ n„v^f 
ii. AzuBAH, b. Dec. 14, 1704. She became the second wife of Capt. 

John Hubbard of Rutland. 

41. iii. Ephraim, b. Nov. 13, 1706. 

42. iv. Silas, b. Sept. 22, 1708. 

43. V. Paul, b. Mar. 30, 1711. 
vi. Hezekiah, U^.j^g ^ ^p^.^ 8 1713, 
vii. Keziah, J 

Children by second wife : 

44. viii. Bezaleel, b. Feb. 21, 1716. 
ix Beulah, b. Nov. 13, 1718; m. Thomas Allen, Jr. 
X Mary, b. Oct. 20, 1721; m. May 24, 1743, David Stone. 
xi. Lydia, b. Mar. 15, 1724; m. Oct. 14, 1756, Edward Shearman, Jr. 

17. William^ Moore {Benjamin,'^ John^) married, Jan. 21, 1716, Tamai 

Rice of Sudbury. He removed to Rutland. 

Children : 

i. Dorothy,^ b. Feb. 22, 1718 ; m. Oct. 13, 1736, Peter Goodeuow ol 
Marlborough (Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 38, p. 223). 

1903.] Descendants of John Moore. 307 

ii. DixAH, b. Nov. 1, 1719; m. July 13, 1738, Benjamin Estabrook; d. 
Oct. 7, 1740. 

45. iii. Augustus, 1). Jan. 6, 1723. 

46. iv. Abijah, b. Aug. 31, 1724. 

V. Abel, b. Nov. 18, 1729. William, his father, administered his es- 
tate, but beiug feeble he requested that Abijah Moore be appointed 
in his stead, in 1754 (Worcester Co. Probate, 41251). 

vi. Tamar, b. Oct. 18, 1731 ; unmarried in 1755 ; m. int. pub. in Shrews- 
bury, Jan. 6, 1764, to Nathaniel Davenport, Jr. 

vii. W^iLLiAM, b. Apr. 2, 1733. 

18. Peter^ Moore {Benjamin^^ John^) married June 10, 1719, Mary 
Goodnow, and had at least two children born in Sudbury, before he 
moved to Rutland. He settled in what was afterwards Paxton, on 
part of the Province Farm, which was granted to John Burrell of 
Lynn, Two hundred and fifty acres, or one half the farm, was 
bought by Ephraim Moore, Peter Moore, and Nathan Goodnow. 
The division of this land can be found in Worcester Co. Deeds, 
Vol. 21, p. 163. Peter Moore's will was proved in 1770, and in it 
he mentions his son Phinehas, and daughters Lucy and Rebekah 
(Worcester Co. Probate, 41533). 

Children : 

i. MiCAH,* b. Nov., 1723, in Sudbury, 

ii. Abigail, b. June, 1726. 

47. iii. Phinehas, b. Mar., 1729, in Rutland, 
iv. Ri:becca. ra. William Martin. 
V. Lucy, m. Bent. 

19. Edward^ Moore [Benjamin,'^ John^) married, Feb. 19, 1722-3, 

Keziah Goodnow. Their children were born in Sudbury. 
Children : 

48. i. Nathan,* b. Mav 25, 1725. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 12, 1728; d. May 28, 1733. 

iii. Peksis, b. Sept. 25, 1732; m. Nov. 16, 1752, her cousin Ashbell 
Moore (51). 

49. iv. Elijah, b. Aug. 6, 1735. 
SO." v. John, b. June 1, 1738. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1741. 

vii. Dorothy, b. June 17, 1743; m. Sept. 16, 1762, Ebenezer Woodis. 

U. Hezekiah^ Moore (^e/v/a^m/z,^ ./o/«/i^) was born in Sudbury, Sept. 
13, 1G96. He married, June 27, 1728, Mary Haynes. llis will, 
made in 1775, was probated in 1794. In it he mentions all his 
chihlreu except Benjamin (Middlesex Co. Probate, 10912). 
Children : 

51. i. Ashbell,* b. Oct. 6, 1729. 

Ii. LucuETiA, b. Feb. 17, 1732; m. Henry Smith. 

iii. Taratha, b. Feb. 10, 1734; m. Nov. 6, 1752, Moses Maynard of 

iv. Bknjamix, b. Mar. 22, 1736. 

52. V. Luke, b. 18, 1738. 

vi. Mary, b. Oct. 26, 1740; d. younj?. 

vii. Abigail, b. Jan. 8, 1743; m. Dec. 9, 1762, Jonathan Stearns of 

viii. Ruth, b. June 9, 1745; ni. Jeduthun Moor of Rutland. 
ix. Mary, b. Feb. 26, 1748 ; m. Sept. 1, 1768, Moses Baxter of Princeton. 

53. X. Uriah, b. Jan. 6, 1751-2. 

Jl. Uriaii^ Moore {Benjamin,'^ John^) married first, in Sudbury, Oct. 5, 
1721, Abigail llaynes ; and married second, Jan. 2, 1742, Parnel 
Parker, who in 174G administered his estate (Middlesex Co. Pro- 

308 Descendants of John Moore, [July, 



bate, 10960). Uriah Moore was a physician. His second wife, 
Parnel Parker, may have been a widow, and the daughter of Thomas 
Brintnall, for in 1764, Ephraim Moore and Dorothy (Brintnall) 
Moore his wife, Parnel Moore of Sudbury, widow, and Susanna 
Thacher of Rutland, widow, quit-claimed to Phinehas Brintnall 
their right in land in Rutland, formerly belonging to Thomas and 
Hannah Brintnall (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 51, p. 499). 
Child : 
54. i. David,* b. Jan. 21, 1722. 

22. JoiiN^ Moore (John,^ John,^ John}) married in Lunenburg, Mar. 19, 

1723-4, Susanna, daughter of Henry and Dorcas Willard. He was 
baptized and owned the covenant in Lancaster, July 2, 1732. In 
1751 he is called of Bolton (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol. 31, pp. 

38, 39). » 

Children : ' 

i. Samuel,* b. Mar. 29, 1726, in Lancaster; m. Aug. 19, 1747, in Bol- 
ton, Zeresli Houghton, and had issue. 

ii. Abigail, b. Aug. 12, 1728; m. Apr. 26, 1750, Rufus Houghton of 

ill. John, b. Jan. 3, 1730-1 ; m. Aug. 30, 1757, Unity Willard of Lunen- 
burg, and had issue. He lived in Bolton. 

iv. Susanna, b. May 28, 1733; m. Nov. 24, 1759, Jonathan Houghton. 

V. Abner, b. Sept. 28, 1736; m. Nov. 16, 1769, Elizabeth Hastings, in 

23. Fairbank'* Moore (John,^ Jokn,^ Johi^) was born in Lancaster. He 

married, Apr. 30, 1723, Judith, daughter of Benjamin and Dorcas 
Bellows. This is the same Benjamin Bellows whom Fairbank 
Moore's grandfather, John Moore, adopted. In 1736 he bought 
land near " Wadchesett Hill " of Jonathan Gates. This was one 
of the grants to Narragansett soldiers (Worcester Co. Deeds, Vol 
7, p. 425), and he thus became the first actual settler of Narragansett 
No. 2, now Westminster. He was killed by the Indians at Brat- 
tleboro', Vt., Mar. 6, 1758. 
Children : 

i. John,* b. Nov. 28, 1723, in Bolton. In 1745 he Went to Bolton, 
Conn., in King George's war, where he d. in 1746, leaving his 
property to his brothers and sisters. 

ii. Jonas, b. Oct. 6, 1724; m. Nov. 24, 1747, in Bolton, Dinah Whit- 
comb, and had issue. In 1762 he was of Leominster; and after- 
wards went to Putney, Vt. (See Mansfield's Hist, of the Kathan 
Family, p. 132.) 

iii. Fairbank, b. July 25, 1728 ; m. Esther, dau. of Capt. John Kathan, 
and had issue. He resided in Walpole, N. H. 

iv. William, b. Jan. 17, 1730-1. 

V. Bp:njamin, b. July 30, 1733 ; m. May 11, 1755, Margaret, dau. of Capt 
John Kathan, and had three children. He was a soldier at Fort 
Dummer (uow Brattleboro', Vt.), where was b. his eldest child. 
He was killed at Brattleboro', by the Indians, on the same day as 
his father, and his wife and children were captured. They were 
ransomed in 1762. 

vi. Paul, b. Nov. 4, 1736, in Lancaster. 

vii. Abxer, b. 1738 or '9, in Westminster; d. in 1742. 

viii. Ephuaim, b. in 1744. In 1761 he was sent back to Lancaster to be 
under the guardianship of Levi Willard (Worcester Co. Probate 
41345). He was at Halifax, from Lancaster. 

24. Joshua^ Moore {John,^ John^ John^) married July 4, 1737, Eliza 
beth Sawyer of Harvard. 

1903.] Descendants of John Moore, 309 

Children : 

i. Lois,* bapt. July 19, 1738, in Lancaster; m. Sept. 11, 1766, John 

ii. JosiAH (?), m. May 10, 1759, Abigail Richardson, in Bolton, and had : 

Elizabeth,^ Abigail, Josiah and Caleb. 
iil. John (?). 
iv. Abel (?), m. Jan. 11, 1764, Betty Whitcomb, in Bolton, and had: 

Abel,^ Eunice and Stephen. 
V. Phinehas, b. Feb. 6, 1748-9, in Bolton; m. Nov. 27, 1770, Sarah 

Nurse, and had issue, 
vi. Calvin, b. Mar. 1, 1752. 
vii. Gardner, b. Apr. 20, 1757; m. July 23, 1778, Abigail Whitcomb. 

25. Joseph* Moore (Jonathan,^ Jo/m,' John}) was born in Lancaster, 
about 1702, and was baptized in 1708. He married, Nov. 17, 1726, 
Rebecca Houghton of Lancaster. He owned land in Lancaster, 
and also throughout the western portion of the State. His will was 
made in 1776, and probated July 8, 1777. His wife and son Cal- 
vin were named as executors (Worcester Co. Probate, 41439). 
Children : 

i. Lucy,* b. Mar. 26, 1727; d. Aug. 22, 1740. 

ii. Jacob, b. Dec. 28, 1728 ; d. June 18, 1740. 

iii. TiLLEY, b. Nov. 29, 1730; m. int. pub. May 15, 1762, to Zilpah Whit- 
ney, and had issue. He was ensign of the 2d Company of Lan- 

iv. Ephraim, b. Dec. 24, 1732; d. June 15, 1740. 

V. Rebecca, b. Feb. 16, 1734-5; d. June 26, 1740. 

vi. Haj^nah, b. May 10, 1737; d. June 7, 1740. 

vii. Catherine, b. June 4, 1739 ; d. June 23, 1740. 

viii. Lucy, b. Mar. 23, 1740-1 ; d. Oct. 7, 1744. 

ix. Joseph, b. Mar. 28, 1743; d. Oct. 25, 1746. 

X. Rebecca, b. Feb. 12, 1744-5; d. Sept. 22, 1746. 

xi. Relief, b. Aug. 3, 1747; m. June 29, 1769, Ebenezer Brooks of 

xii. Joseph, b. June 6, 1749 ; m. Oct. 26, 1769, Hepzibeth Bush of Shrews- 
bury. In 1780 he deserted to the British, and his estate was settled 
for his wife and children (Worcester Co. Probate, 41440). 
xiii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 15, 1753; m. Apr. 10, 1769, Solomon Stewart, 
and had issue. 

xiv. Calvin, b. in 1755; m. Apr. 21, 1778, Susanna Cummings of Woburn. 

I. Oliver^ Moore {Jonathan,^ John^ Johri^) was born in Lancaster, 

about 1706. He married, Dec. 18, 1729, in Lunenburg, Abigail 

Houghton. They were both admitted to full communion Jan. 14, 

1732-3, and about ten years later were dismissed to the church in 

the west precinct of Lancaster. He died Dec. 23, 1774, aged 67. 

Children : 

i. Abijah,* b. Sept. 4, 1730; d. July 28, 1740. 

ii. Levi, b. May 23, 1732; ni. Mar. 7, 1754, Rebecca Sawyer, and had 

iii. Israel, b. Apr. 12, 1734; m. (1) Abigail How of Lancaster, in 1755; 

m. (2) Oct. 9, 1760, Catherine Sawyer, and moved to Sterling. He 

d. in West Boylston, Nov. 17, 1807. They had issue. 
iv. Uriah, b. Jan. 9, 1735; d. Sept. 17, 1736. 
V. Abigail, b. Jan. 27, 1737-8. 
vi. Prudence, b. Aug. 25, 1740. 
vii. Jonathan, b. July 26, 1742 ; m. July 8, 1772, Elizabeth Richardson 

of Lancaster, and had issue, 
viii. Hannah, b. Apr. 6, 1746; d. Sept. 1, 1749. 
X. Thankful, b. July 15, 1750; m. July 4, 1771, Ethan Kendall. 

fTo be concluded.] 

310 Gleanings fro'\n English Archives. [July, 



Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 
(Continued from page 220.) 

We will now turn from the consideration of the direct Gosnold line, 
with which past numbers have been occupied, to that of the family of 
Bacon, from which Bartholomew Gosnold was descended through his 
mother, called " Dorothy Bacon of Ilessett " in the pedigrees, but whose 
paternity has remained hitherto unknown. A long and patient search, in- 
volving the reading of several hundred wills, has at last resulted in the 
complete demonstration of her identity as the daughter of George and Mar- 
garet Bacon of Hessett in Suifolk, as will be seen in the wills which follow. 

These wills are most interestirg, for not only do they prove the im- 
portant connection above stated, but the family pedigree includes also the 
well known Nathaniel Bacon, " the Rebel " of Virginia, and his cousin, 
Nathaniel Bacon, the Councillor and acting Governor there, with the New 
England families of Peck^ and Mason, and a more than suspected connection 
with the New England and Barbadoes families of Bacon,! while the Eng- 
lish line is brilliant with the names of Sir Nicholas Bacon of Redgrave, 
Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, and his still more famous son. Lord Verulam, 
Viscount St. Albans, better known as Lord Bacon, " The wisest, brightest, 
meanest of mankind." $ 

Will of Thomas Bacon of Heggesset, co. Suff., gentilman. Dated 10 
March 1546-7. To be buried in the Church of Heggesset aforesaid. To 
every man and woman and child inhabiting in the said town 2d., and to the 
parson 12d., and to every priest inhabiting in the said town 8d., and to 
every strange priest 4d., and to every lay person being strangers and pres- 
ent on the day of my burial Id. To an honest priest to sing for my sou 
for three years in the said church 5 li. every year. To Anne my wife, one 
half of my household stuff except my plate and all such chapel stuff as she 
caused to be made since she was my wife ; to my sons George, Edward 
and Francis the other half of my said household stuff. To my wife Anne 
a bason & one ewer of Silver etc., and 300 of my best wethers in Thurs- 
ton and Berton; also 40 li. due to me for the sale of a tenement in Nay- 
land. To Edmond my son, my best gilt standing cup and 40s. because he 
hath no stuff of my household ; and all the other chapel stuff that was 
mine before I married Anne my wife. All my lands and tenements in Bee- 
ton, Berton, Thurston Rowgham, Hesset, Monks Bradfelde and Packen- 
ham, shall descend to my said son Edmonde according to the laws of this 
realm. All my lands in the tenure of one Thomas Heywarde of Becton, 
I give to my son John, and all my pasture in Tostock in the tenure of Mar- 
tin Bode, to the intent he shall do all things as appointed by the will of m\ 
father. To son P^dmond my lands, both free and copyhold, in Wolpic, 
Elmeswell, Wetherden and Norton, the profits whereof were wont to Ix 

* See will of Robert Pecke of Ilingham, co. T^orf. (P. C. C, Wootton, 153), in Wat 
ers's Gleanings, I., 93-94, and notes by John Ward Dean on the same, 
t Register, Vol. 37, pp. 189-198. 
X Essay on Man, iv, 282. 

1903.] Gleanings from English Archives, 311 

employed about the finding of a priest, to tlie intent that he find a priest to 
pray for my soul. To son Francis all my laud in Gislingham and Forn- 
ham Jeneve. To sous Edmond and George, my lease of Eastvvrettham, 
which I have of the provost of Eton, and to my sous John and Francis, 
my lease of Westwrettham, which I hold of the College of Cambridge. To 
my son-in-law Robert Keene, 100 wethers. Whereas I have heretofore 
made an assurance to my wife Anne of the manor of Netherhall, co. Suff., 
in full recompense of dower, I will all legacies herein made to her shall be 
forfeit if she press any claim for dower. Item, To the daus. of Roger 
Brastret of Ratyllysden 6 li. 13s. 4d. apiece. Res. Legatees and Exors : 
my sons Edmonde, John and George Bacon. Overseer : Nicholas Bacon,* 

Witnessed, subscribed and read by me Nicholas Bacon in the presence of 
the said Thomas. 1 June 1 Edward vi. Witn : Robert Bacon, Edmonde 
Bacon, John Bacon & George Bacon. Proved 30 June 1547 by John 
Adams, proctor for the Exors. named. P. C. C, Alen, 41. 

It is noteworthy that in a list of names of eligible persons to be Keeper 
of the Great Seal during the time of the Lord Chancellor's sickness (in 
1551, or seven years before Bacon's appointment), occurs Mr. {Roland) 

Thomas Bacon, the above testator, married Anne, daughter of Richard 
Doggettt of Groton in Suffolk, who, after his death, married second, Robert 
Gosnold of Otle3'§ as his second wife (marriage settlements dated 10 Octo- 
ber 1547), by whom she had no issue; but her granddaughter by her first 
marriage, through her son George Bacon, became wife of Anthony Gosnold 
of Grundisburgh, and mother of Bartholonaew Gosnold. I have recently 
discovered her will in the Consistory Court of Norwich, but .the abstract 
has not been received and must be deferred for publication in a future 

Will of John Bacon of Bury St. Edmondes, co. Suff., gentilman. Dated 
7 April 1559. To son George 900 li. in consideration of such lands and 
tenements as I have sold that was left to me by my father and should have 
descended unto him ; to be paid him at his age of 21. Also all my inter- 
est in the farm and lease of Wretham, co. Norf., and all my plate, jewels 
and household effects. To my daughter Dorothy 200 li. to be paid on her 
day of marriage if she be then 16 years of age ; also all my late wife, her 
mother's, apparel now remaining. To my daughter Boyes, my daughter 
Fostall and my said daughter Dorothy, my chain of gold equally to be di- 
vided between them. If my son die before the age of 21, I give 200 
marks to the marriage of one of my brother George's sons, which he will ; 
and all my household stuff to my daughter Dorothy, and all my aj)parel to 
my brothers George and Francis ; and my interest in the lease of Wretham 
to my brother Francis. To John Barker, my servant, 40s. To William 
Sigar, my servant, 5 li. To Anne Ilumfrey that was my servant, 5 li. To 
my brother Frauncis Bacon, my sonne Fostall, and to Mr. Boyes my son- 
in-law, two aungells apiece to make them rings. To John lloitc of Ijury, 

♦Afterward Sir Nicholas Bacon, Knt. (1558-9), Lord Keeper of the Grcnt Seal. See 
will of John Bacon {_seq.) in 1559, son of this testator, who was first cousin of Sir Nich- 

t Hatfield MSS., pt. 1, page 94, No. 377, iu Hist. MSS. Com. Report. 

t Visit, of Sufi"., p. 36 : Suff. Man. Fams., i, p. 344. 

^Sec will of Kobert Gosnold of Otley (P. C. C, Martyn, 6) in Kegisteu, Vol. 56, 
pp. 4'.'2-3. 

312 Gleanings from English Archives. [July, 

gent., my black harneys* furnished as it is. To Thomas Badby, gent., 3 
aungells to make him a ring ; and to his wife one aungell. To John Eyre, 
esq., 3 aungells. If my son die before his said age of 21 the residue of his 
portion not above bequeathed shall be divided among my said daughter 
Dorothy and my grandchildren. To the governors of the grammar school 
of Bury St. Edmund's 3 li. 6s, 8d. Exors : my son George, my brother 
George Bacon of Hessett, gentilman, and Thomas Andrewes of Bury St. 
Edmunds, gentilman. Overseer : the Rt. Honourable Nicholas Bacon, 
Knt., Lord Keeper of the great seal of England. Witn : p. me George 
Bacon, by me Thomas Androwes. Proved 10 May 1559 by George Ba- 
con of Heggessett and Thomas Androwes, with power reserved, etc. 

P. C. C, Chaynay, 16. 

Will of Edmunde Bacon of Hedgesett, co. Suff., gentilman. Dated 2 
June 1553. To be buried in parish church of Hedgsett. To poor of same 
town 20s. yearly for 5 years. To wife Elizabeth my manor called Hedg- 
sett Hall and my capital house where I dwell in, and all such lands etc. as 
I late purchased of Sir Thomas Jermyn, Knt., in Hedgsett and Bradfield, 
to hold for her life. To my eldest son John Bacon my basin and ewer of 
silver, a standing cup with a cover, etc., he suffering my wife to enjoy the 
same for her life, for the fulfilment of which condition he shall give a bond 
to Robert Kene, my brother in law. I give to my said wife all my horses, 
neet, sheep, etc. in Hedgsett, Beighton, and Bradfield, to give and sell at 
her pleasure, all such north enf beasts as shall happen to be then and there 
pasturing only excepted. I will my tenement called Bartimemere shall be 
sold by the said Robert Kene (my son John to have it if he will for 200 
marks). My tenement lying in Thurstonne in the nether strete, in the oc- 
cupation of one Chenery, shall remain in the hands of my executors, dur- 
ing the natural life of one Anne Gosnolde, my brother in law (sic — hut see 
below), now the wife of Robert Gosnold of Otley, gentilman, for the pay- 
ment of an annuity of 6 li., which I am bound to pay to the said Anne, to 
remain at her death to William Bacon, my son, to whom I give all the 
stock of sheep going upon the premises, and 4 marks yearly, during the life 
of Anne Gosnold, above named, my mother in law. My executors shall 
occupy my lease of a moiety of the manor of Estwretton, co. Norfolk, till 
my youngest son Fraunces Bacon be 21 ; when he shall have and enjoy the 
same. To my son Edmund Bacon 40 1. sterling to be paid him yearly till 
the sum of leavenscore marks be fully paid. To John Bacon my son, of 
Callys, 60 1. sterling. To Marie Futtmer my daughter 10 li. Res. Lega- 
tees and executors : my said brother in law Robert Kene and my eldest son 
John Bacon. Supervisor : George Bacon, my brother. Witn : Mr. Am- 
brosiu Jermyn, Anthony Jermyn, by me Robert Kene. Proved 13 No- 
vember 1553 by the executors named. P. C. C, Tashe, 20. 

The will of George Bacon of Hedgesett, co. Suff., gent. Dated 6 
Oct. 1569. To the High Altar for tythes forgotten 5s. To my wife 
Margarett my messuage in Hedgesett and all my lands which I have in 
fee simple, by coppie or term of years, in Hedgesett, Drinksonn and Bag- 
ton, CO. Suffolk, to hold for her life, with all my stock unbequeathed, except 
all my rams which I now have within the county of Suffolk or lately bought 
out of Norfolk, also all my horses except one which I give to my nephew 

* Harness, i. e. body armor, 
fi. e. Northing, wild. 

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George Bacon. To every one of my daughters unmarried, not being widows 
at the date of my death, 100 li. apiece on their marriages or when 21. To 
John my son my moiety of the lease in Westwreatham, which I hold of the 
King's college in Cambridge, and my lease in Eastwreatham, which I hold 
of the King's college in Eaton ; he paying to his mother 10 li. yearly 
during the life of Anne Gosnolde, her mother {in law) . Also to my said 
son at his age of 22, two gilt salts with a cover and one goblet with a cover 
which plate was my father's, and six silver spoons. To my son Thomas 
an annuity of 4 li. out of my manor or messuage called Borfeldehall in 
Wymondham, co. Norfolk. To my son Edmund my manor of Stalworthies 
in Wymondham, in the occupation of Eobert Brayme, to hold for 21 years, 
and after the said term be expired to have out of the same manor 8 li 
yearly, upon condition that he continue at his book and in studie, whereby he 
may be either some devyne or else a lawyer spirituall or temporall. To my 
son Thomas another annuity of 4 li. out of my messuage in Pakenham, co. 
Suffolk, which I lately purchased of William Sterne, late of Pakenham. 
To Robert my son an annuity of 8 li. out of my part of the manor of 
Easthorpe, co. Essex, which I purchased of Maister Robert Spring of 
Pakenham, Esquier. I will my parsonage, manor and lands in Cretingham, 
which I lately purchased of Frauncis Bouldro and Robert Thorpe, gent., 
and all my tenements in W^ilbie, co. Norfolk, which I purchased of John 
Buxton of Tibenham, shall be sold by myne executors for the performance 
of my will. To my son Edward an annuity of 3 li. out of my manor of 
Bourfeldhall in Wymondham. The residue of my goods I give among my 
children that be unmarried, provided my eldest son have no part therein. 
Exors : Mr. Thomas Badbie, esquier, and Mr. Thomas Andre wes of Burye, 
gent. Witn : Anthonye Gosnolde, John Bacon, Frauncis Bacon, Roberte 
Cottenn, Willm Burton, clerk, vicar of Thurston, Phillipp Page of Thurs- 
ton, Henry Hunte with others. Proved 28 Nov. 1569 by George Harry- 
son, proctor for the Exors. named. P. C. C, Sheffield, 24. 

Will of Margaret Bacon of Hedgsett, co. Suff., widow, late wyffe of 
George Bacon of the same towne and co untie, gentillman. Dated 18 March 
1573-4. To the poor of Hedgesett for tythes forgotten v^. To my mother 
one silver pece to drink in. To Edward my son all my lands, etc., in the 
town of West Mersea, Essex. To my son John my lease which I lately 
took to farm of my nevye Edmund Bacon, the said John to pay unto my 
son Robert £10. I gyve and bequeth vnto my dowghter Dorothe Gosnold 
my silver salte gylte with a couer belonginge to the same, And I gyve vnto 
euerye one of her Children wch she hath at the date hereof x^^ to be payd 
by myne execvtors at Michelmas nexte into the hands of Anthony Gos- 
nolde, gent., ther father, till they come to lawfull age and then to be de- 
liuered to them seuerally, and yf any of them dye before they come to law- 
full age then his her or ther pte soe diseased to be equally deuided amongst 
the rest then livinge. To my daughter Anne £20 and three milch neatt. 
To my daughter Elizabeth same. To my daughter Mary same. To 
Thomas Andrewes, Esq., my best goblet. To Sir William Burton, Vicar 
of Thurston, £10. To euerye poor bodye in the towne of Hedgsett ijd. a 
pece, as well children and seruants as householders. To every one of my 
servants 5s., except Abraham Hoye, to him I g,yyQ xx^ Res. Leg. and 
sole Exor: Edmund, my son. Supervisor: Sir William Burtone, Vicar of 
Thurston. Witn: John Bacon the elder, John Bacon junr., Thomas Boy- 
ton, elk., Wm. Burton, elk. Proved at Bury St. Edmunds, 11 June 1574, 
by the Exor. named in will. Arch. Sudbury, Vol. 1574-78, fo. 34. 

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Will of George Bacon of Gedding {co. Suffolk). Dated 14 Oct. 1597. 
To poor of Hessett (in the churchyard of which place I desire to be buried), 
of Drynexton and Gedding, 4 li. To my brother Edward Bacon my tene- 
ment with all the lands, both free and copy, which I bought of my cousin 
John Bacon, lying in Hessett & Drinexton, he to pay the following lega- 
cies — I pray forgiveness of my sins, most specially against Margaret Sow- 
gate, sometime my servant, by whom I have had two children, the boy's 
name William, born at Castle Heningham in Essex, at the house of one 
Rawlines, where he is now brought up, and the wench born at Deram 
Market, at the house of one Master Warner, and is now brought up at the 
house of one Luke Raven, brother in law to the said Margaret Sowgate, 

dwelling in , a mile from Hemingham Market in Norfolk ; I charge 

my Exors. to see these poor infants brought up in fear of God. To the 
said Margaret my tenement that I bought of one Kinster and Master Jack- 
son, lying in Gedding and Rattlesden, to hold for her life, and to remain at 
her death to our said William, Also 4 neet in the hands of Richard Worth 
of Ratelsden and one Rushe of Hitchem, brother in law to the said Mar- 
garet, Also the bed wherein I used to lie in my chamber at Pages of Ged- 
ding, where T now live, and an annuity of 5 li. out of my tenements in 
Hessett, And I pray God forgive her and me. To my said son William 

I bequeath 40 li. To my said daughter 30 li. To John Howe, 

my late servant, 6 li. To John Franke 10 li. The rest of my goods, 
leases, etc., I give to my brother Edward Bacon, whom I ordain my Exor. 
^' Theis being witnesses George Bacon." Proved 5 June 1600, by John 
Price, not. pub., proxy for the Exor. named in will. 

P. C. C, Wallopp, 46. 

The Will of John Bakon of Hessette. Dated 1st. November 1536. I 
bequeath to the high altar of Hessett 6s. 8d., and to be bestowed at my 
buryall and att my thirtye daye 10 li. For dirges and masses and dis- 
tribution amongst the poor, during seven years after my death, I bequeath 
40s. a year, and 8 marks a year for a priest to sing for my soul in the 
church at Hessett for two years. I give to Margery my wife, 40 li., and 
for the term of her life my tenement in Hessett, with all lands etc., in Hes- 
sett and Bectun, a meadow in Dreynston, called Caldwellyardes, in full 
recompense for her dowry, so that she pay the rents and sufficiently repair 
all the said tenements, except the old barn, and one little house standing on 
the copy ground, the which standeth on Crotchis. Remainder to the heirs 
of my body. Item I wyll that all the resydewe of my tenementes and 
grounde shall remayne after the last will and fourme of John P>acon my 
Father bothe in Dreynston and Tostocke. I give to my said wife all the 
apparell belonging both to her body and to my body except three of my 
best gowns of which I give the best to John Freer my son-in-law and the 
other two, to George Taylour and Thomas Fryer my sons-in-law. I give 
to my son John my interest in the Manor of Brandon Ferye, which I hold 
jointly with Robert Bakon my brother, of the Bishop of Ely, until my 
son reach the age of 20 years, the same together with 600 sheep to be held 
by my brother-in-law John Fryer of Wyckom Skey, to whom, in case my 
said son die before he reach the age of 20 years, I give my lease of the 
same manor. One half of the residue of my household stuff I bequeath to 
my wife and the other half to be equally divided amongst ray children. I 
give to Margery Fryer, my daughter, 20 marks. To Elizabeth, my daugh- 
ter at her age of twenty, 20 li. I will have two trentalls at the Freers ol 

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Bab well, giving them 20s. I give to every godchild 12d. T desire to have 
bought for me and my two wives, one gravestone of marbyll of 20s., and 
to have graven thereupon " We praye yowe for to praye for the soules of 
John Bakon and Agnes and Margerye his wyffes on whoes soules Jesu 
have mercye, Amen." Exors: Robert Bakon, my brother, and John 
Fryer, my son-in-law. Supervisor: William Maye of Wolpitt, to each of 
whom I give 20s. Witn : Henry Creme, John Schepperde, Thomas Hyn- 
guerde and Roberte Rende et aliis. Proved 27 kSeptember 1538, by John 
Thorpe, proxy for the executors named. P. C. C, Crumwell, 10. 

Will of Robert Bacon of Hesset. Dated 10 August 1548. To be 
buried in the churchyard of Hesset. To the high altar of Hesset 3s. 4d. 
To the high altar of Drinkestone 20d. To the poor of Hesset 10 li. To 
my wife Isabel, my tenement and lands, both free and copyhold, where I do 
dwell at the day of making hereof, lying in Hesset & Drinkston, with all 
the lands I have in lease of Mr. John Drure of Rowham ; to remain at her 
decease to James Bacon my son. I will that my said sou shall pay to 
Isabel my wife, 3 li. yearly out of the tenements in Drinkston where one 
William James dwelleth. To my wife my tenement in Drinkston where 
Roger Creme dwelleth and my tenement in Hesset late